OERauthors: Requirements for Collaborative OER Authoring Tools in Global Settings

  • Irawan NurhasEmail author
  • Jan M. Pawlowski
  • Marc Jansen
  • Julia Stoffregen
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9891)


Open Educational Resources (OER) intend to support access to education for everyone. However, this potential is not fully exploited due to various barriers in the production, distribution and the use of OER. In this paper, we present requirements and recommendations for systems for global OER authoring. These requirements as well as the system itself aim at helping creators of OER to overcome typical obstacles such as lack of technical skills, different types of devices and systems as well as the cultural differences in cross-border-collaboration. The system can be used collaboratively to create OER and supports multi-languages for localization. Our paper contributes to facilitate global, collaborative e-Learning and design of authoring platforms by identifying key requirements for OER authoring in a global context.


Authoring tool Collaborative authoring Global collaboration Open educational resources OER 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Irawan Nurhas
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jan M. Pawlowski
    • 1
  • Marc Jansen
    • 1
  • Julia Stoffregen
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science InstituteRuhr West University of Applied SciencesBottropGermany

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