Adopting, modifying, or creating an open textbook for your course is a big decision, requiring you to evaluate new resources often on your own. Because of this, Affordable Learning Georgia has created a list of criteria for evaluating OER.
This site includes a handbook, videos and set of presentation slides that give instructions on how to apply the rubrics and use the online tool, as well as examples of what different ratings mean under each rubric. The information included in in the handbook, videos and slides is meant to mirror one another, with specific examples included in the handbook and slides.
Faculty can use this 2-page checklist to assess whether the materials or platform they are considering for adoption will meet student needs. One of the most important questions reflected in this checklist is whether the materials are flexible enough to accommodate student choices about how to acquire and interact with course material.