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

    OER Quality Framework - Professional Learning Version

    OER Quality Framework - Professional Learning Version

    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. This "Professional Learning" version of the framework was created to support the curation, creation, and evaluation of a wide range of resources that are intended to support educator professional learning. While it is similar in structure to the versions of the framework designed to evaluate instructional resources for PK-12 students, the criteria are designed with adult learners in mind. 

    OER Quality Framework - Professional Learning

    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. There are different versions of the OER Quality Framework, each consisting of three tools and a glossary of terms that provides context for language used throughout the Framework. The Instructional Resource - General version is housed in a separate resource, and contains links to all additional versions of the framework.

    This "Professional Learning" version of the framework was created to support the curation, creation, and evaluation of a wide range of resources that are intended to support educator professional learning. While it is similar in structure to the versions of the framework designed to evaluate instructional resources for PK-12 students, the criteria are designed with adult learners in mind. 

    The OER Quality Framework - Professional Learning document includes all three tools plus the glossary and is attached as a PDF below. The Submission Guidelines tool and the Glossary are unchanged from the original version. Use the Table of Contents below or click on the "next" button to get to additional sections where you can download the individual tools, and/or the glossary 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 - Professional Learning

    What is it?

    The Curation and Creation Tool describes indicators of high-quality OER. The quality standards described in this tool are intended as a guide for users when creating content or curating resources designed to support professional learning for educators. The following resources were used in the development of this tool: the Learning Forward Standards for Professional Learning and the University of Virginia’s Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning Elements of Effective Professional Development RubricThree of the criteria were adapted from the Massachusetts Standards for Professional Development, as indicated in the footnotes. 

    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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    Evaluation Tool - Professional Learning

    What is it?

    The purpose of the Evaluation Tool is to:

    • Provide a thorough review of the resource to indicate that it is high quality and ready for use;
    • Ensure that resources moved to collections on the Oregon Open Learning Hub have been thoroughly vetted. 

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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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