Are you helping to build a collection of open educational resources? If so, make sure that the learning materials are good quality and that they meet the right criteria. Creating a quality model can help in assessing learning materials. This road map will guide you through the different steps that you as a project team will need to complete in order to create, implement and maintain a quality model for open educational resources. As well as a guide through the different steps, you will also find background information, a list of references, best practices and examples of existing quality models.

The steps

What is a quality model?

A quality model is a list of criteria with which learning materials must comply if they are to qualify as "fit for purpose". Within an educational institution or a professional community, you can deside to collaborate with creating a quality model like this, to make it easier for educators to share and reuse open educational resources. Having a quality model for open educational resources ensures that educators' confidence in open educational resources will grow. It provides them with a way to evaluate their own materials, and gives them support to assessing materials from others.

Who is this road map intended for?

The target audience for this road map includes educators and people who assist in the development of open educational resources, such as educational experts, media experts, experts in copyright and information specialists. Anyone who is interested in sharing and reusing open educational resources and understands quality of open educational resources.

What is the aim of the road map?

The aim of this road map is to provide an approach for groups (such as within an educational institution or a professional community) who are creating a collection of open educational resources and therefore want to create, implement and maintain a quality model.

Go through the 6 steps of the road map.