Author:
Vanessa Clark, Susan Payne, Oregon Open Learning
Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Level:
Graduate / Professional
Tags:
  • Evaluation Tool
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution
    Language:
    English

    OER Quality Framework

    OER Quality Framework

    Overview

    The OER Quality Framework was developed by the Oregon Open Learning Team to describe indicators of high-quality OER for consideration in a variety of applications on the Oregon Open Learning Hub and in Oregon education settings. The OER Quality Framework consists of three tools and a glossary of terms to provide context for language used throughout the Framework.

    OER Quality Framework

    The OER Quality Framework was developed by the Oregon Open Learning Team to describe indicators of high-quality OER for consideration in a variety of applications on the Oregon Open Learning Hub and in Oregon education settings. The OER Quality Framework  consists of three tools and a glossary of terms to provide context for language used throughout the Framework.

    The OER Quality Framework document includes all three tools plus the glossary and is attached as a PDF below. There is also a version of the Quality Framework that is designed for evaluating professional learning resources. Use the Table of Contents below or click on the "next" button to get to additional sections where you can download the individual tools, the glossary, and/or the professional learning version and tools as separate documents.  

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    Submission Guidelines Tool

    What is it?

    The Submission Guidelines Tool describes the requirements for resources to be published to OER Commons; it is adapted from the OER Commons Submission Guidelines.

    When should it be used?

    Use this tool when submitting resources to OER Commons using either the Open Author or the Submit from Web features. The guidelines will help you to determine if the resource is appropriate for inclusion on OER Commons.

    If you are curating a resource that is already published on OER Commons, you can assume that it meets the submission guidelines. If you are curating a resource from elsewhere on the Internet or that you’ve created, you will need to review the resource to ensure that it meets the submission guidelines. 

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    Curation and Creation Tool

    What is it?

    The Curation and Creation Tool describes indicators of high-quality OER. While it can be used for any content area, it is adapted from the Washington Quality Review Rubric for Social Studies. The quality standards described in this tool are intended as a guide for users when creating content or curating resources into groups on the Oregon Open Learning Hub. 

    When should it be used?

    Use this tool when curating resources from OER Commons to add to groups on the Oregon Open Learning Hub or when submitting resources directly to a group on the Oregon Open Learning Hub using either the Open Author or Submit from Web features. (Note: When submitting resources directly to a group on the Oregon Open Learning Hub, resources must also meet the OER Commons Submission Guidelines.) 

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    Glossary

    Terms that are italicized throughout the OER Quality Framework are defined in this glossary. Definitions and links to additional resources are provided in the glossary to offer context and support the use of the OER Quality Framework Tools. 

    Definitions, quotes, and linked content in this glossary are not the intellectual property of the Oregon Open Learning Team and are excepted from the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license. 

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