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Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries

Volume 6273 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 514-517

Digital Library Educational Module Development Strategies and Sustainable Enhancement by the Community

  • Seungwon YangAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Science, Virginia Tech
  • , Tarek KananAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Science, Virginia Tech
  • , Edward FoxAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Science, Virginia Tech

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Abstract

The Digital Library Curriculum Development Project (http://curric.dlib.vt.edu) team has been developing educational modules and conducting field-tests internationally since January 2006. There had been three approaches for module development in the past. The first approach was that the project team members created draft modules (total of 9) and then those modules were reviewed by the experts in the field as well as by other members of the team. The second approach was that graduate student teams developed modules under the supervision of an instructor and the project team. Four members in each team collaborated for a single module. In total four modules were produced in this way. The last approach was that five graduate students developed a total of five modules, each module reviewed by two students. The completed modules were posted in Wikiversity.org for wider distribution and collaborative improvements by the community. The entire list of modules in the Digital Library Educational Framework also can be found in that location.

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digital libraries curriculum education module development development strategy wiki