Lübben, Sonja and Müskens, Wolfgang and Zawacki-Richter, Olaf (2023) Quality of OER: test theoretical development and validation of an assessment tool. In: Distributed learning ecosystems: concepts, resources, and repositories. Springer VS, Wiesbaden, pp. 139-160. ISBN 978-3-658-38702-0 - 978-3-658-38703-7

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Due to their dynamic development process, Open Educational Resources (OER) pose a special challenge with regard to quality assurance. While there are many approaches to developing procedures for quality assurance, there is still a lack of suitable instruments to measure the qual-ity of OER. Zawacki-Richter and Mayrberger (2017) integrated seven internationally used instruments for measuring the quality of OER into a comprehensive quality model for OER in higher education. Quality of OER is understood as a multidimensional construct within this model. This model formed the basis for The Instrument for Quality Assurance of OER (IQOER). The article reports on the empirical validation of the Ger-man version of this instrument. The validation included the analysis of in-terrater reliabilities, internal consistencies, and an estimation of construct validity operationalised as convergent validity with the MERLOT Peer Re-viewer Report Form (California State University 2019). Furthermore, the particular importance of quality assurance of OER within distributed learning ecosystems is discussed. It is argued that in order to ensure the quality of OER successfully three conditions must be met: there must be practicable procedures for meas-uring quality; reliable and valid instruments for measuring quality must be used; and finally, the results of the quality measurement must be commu-nicated to the users of the OER.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: School of Educational and Social Sciences > Department of Educational Sciences
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2024 13:04
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 13:04
URI: https://oops.uni-oldenburg.de/id/eprint/6065
URN: urn:nbn:de:gbv:715-oops-61462
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-38703-7

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