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Open Educational Resources

This guide is designed to assist faculty in the exploration, identification, evaluation, selection, and adoption of Open Educational Resources.

Evaluation Process

Here are a few criteria to consider when selecting OER:

  1. Content: Does this OER cover the content you'd like your student to learn in the course?
  2. Accessibility: Is the content at the right level for your students? Is it challenging enough? 
  3. Use: Is the license open? Can you share, reuse, and remix the content freely? 
  4. Quality: Is the OER peer reviewed? Can you read comments from other instructors who teach courses like yours? Are errors corrected and noted?
  5. Format: Does the material come in a format your students can access easily? Is special software required? Can the material be printed or purchased at a low cost?

"Open Educational Resources" by University of Texas Libraries is licensed by CC BY-NC 2.0.

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