Task 4 - evaluating OER: does the OER fit quality criteria?

During the task 3 you will find many OERs. However, many of them will not meet your objectives; others will be of a low quality or incomplete.
The OER selection is a key step in this process in order to guarantee the quality of the resource. Pérez-Mateo et al. (2011) propose a set of quality criteria regarding content and format. They can help you to select the most convenient resources according to your needs.

You might also want to consult the following documents:

  • Pérez-Mateo, M., Maina, M.F., Guitert, M.& Romero, M. (2011). Learner generated content: quality criteria in online collaborative learning (click!)
  • Wiley, D. (2015). Stop Saying high quality (click!). Post from iterating toward openness blog
  • Atenas, J. & Havemann, L. Questions of quality in repositories of open educational resources: a literature review. Research in Learning Technology, 22, jul. 2014. ISSN 2156-7077. Date accessed: 01 Oct. 2015. (click!)
  • Camilleri, A.F., Ehlers, U.D. & Pawlowski, J. (2014). State of the Art Review of Quality Issues related to Open Educational Resources (OER). Spain: Joint Research Centre (click!)
  • Kawachi, P. (2015). Quality Assurance for OER: Current State of the Art and the TIPS Framework. eLearning Papers, 40. ISSN: 1887-1542.

Among the resources found, select 5-10 OER which best suit your needs (Task 1 & 2), identifying those elements that may be improved depending on quality criteria. For this task, complete this template:


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