Not all Open Education Resources (OER) are created equal. Assessment is still key to your decision to adopt an OER, just as it is with publisher or internet content.
One widely used way to assess online resources is the CRAAP test. First developed by librarians at California State University—Chico, institutions across the globe have adopted it as a framework for evaluating sources. CRAAP refers to Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy and Purpose.
Take a look at this two minute video about Evaluating Sources (Western University, 2012) which provides an overview of the CRAAP test.
Regardless of your discipline, you are likely to be concerned with learners’ understanding of their limited privacy online.
For this activity your task is to first evaluate a video- Hot on your trail: Privacy, your data, and who has access to it (Reveal, 2013):
Use this CRAAP Test Evaluation form to enter your evaluation of this video. Once you have submitted your evaluation, you can check to see what others think. Take notes on the responses and your thoughts on the video now having answered the questions and compared yourself with others.
Next, apply the CRAAP test to the resources that you chose for your contribution to the shared Curation as Creation – Creation as Curation Padlet used in the Curation Creation activity. If any of your resources “fail” the CRAAP test, try to find another one to replace it.
Once you have deemed your resources worthy, annotate each one using “Add Comment” in padlet to include an explanation of how you would use this resource in your course. Review some of the other contributions in the padlet and add comments to those curated creations.
Then comment on the resources that you have chosen for your contribution, share them with your colleagues, and reflect more deeply on the ways that you will use them in your course and what you might curate. Include a summary reflection in your response to this activity.
As evidence of your work, upload a screenshot of your completed column from the padlet.
Example for "Holy CRAAP!":