Evaluations of the OERs

This web page presents the evaluations of the OERs conducted by professors and students of the ICMC and other Institutions.

The aim of this evaluation was to verify the opinion of the users about the OERs made available here, considering the following perspectives:

1) Relevance for the teaching;
2) Adherence to the objectives;
3) Interface;
4) Use at the class;
5) Use extra class and
6) Installation process.

Besides these six items, referees also could indicate if they found defects and/or give suggestions to improve the OERs. Such notes were analyzed and are being considered.

The evaluation presented here did not aim to be complete or even exhaust the analysis of the OERs. The evaluation showed here had just a preliminary character.

OERs were analyzed considering each one those six perspectives either as Excellent, Great, Good, Regular or Poor. For these classifications were associated, respectively, the scores 10.0; 8.5; 7.0; 5.0 and 3.0.

Until now, 773 evaluations were performed on the REAs, being 632 made by students (undergraduate and graduate) and 141 by professors.


REAs´ general view by professors and students (consider all perspectives above)

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Considering this initial evaluation, in a broader sense, 90.8% of professors and 96.4% of students believe that OERs are at least Good. By assigning scores for all evaluations (according to associations above), it is possible to reach a score of 9.0 from students and 8.4 from professors. It is important to highlight that the OERs made available here were developed by students of Operating Systems´ classes – they are not developed by teaching professionals, specilized at educational resources.


A more detailed evaluation of OERs by students


A more detailed evaluation of OERs by computing professors


A more detailed evaluation of OERs by professors of Operating Systems (specifically)


The detailed results of the evaluations made by professors and students allow us to stablish future decisions to improve specific items, such as the interface and the use of the OERs in classes and in extra classes activities.  With such graphs, it is possible to verify the perspective of students and professors with distinct acting areas (operating systems or in other computing subjects).

Paulo Sérgio Lopes de Souza