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A Novel Approach towards Skill-Based Search and Services of Open Educational Resources

  • Kyung-Hun Ha
  • Katja Niemann
  • Uta Schwertel
  • Philipp Holtkamp
  • Henri Pirkkalainen
  • Dirk Boerner
  • Marco Kalz
  • Vassilis Pitsilis
  • Ares Vidalis
  • Dimitra Pappa
  • Markus Bick
  • Jan Pawlowski
  • Martin Wolpers
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 240)

Abstract

Open educational resources (OER) have a high potential to address the growing need for training materials in management education and training. Today, a high number of OER in management are already available in a large number of repositories. However, users face barriers as they have to search repository by repository with different interfaces to retrieve the appropriate learning content. In addition, the use of search criteria related to skills, such as learning objectives and skill-levels is not generally supported. The European co-funded project OpenScout addresses these barriers by intelligently connecting leading European OER repositories and providing federated, skill-based search and retrieval web services. On top of this content federation the project supports users with easy-to-apply tools that will accelerate the (re-) use of open content.

Keywords

Open educational resources content reuse competences federated search management education 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kyung-Hun Ha
    • 1
  • Katja Niemann
    • 2
  • Uta Schwertel
    • 3
  • Philipp Holtkamp
    • 4
  • Henri Pirkkalainen
    • 4
  • Dirk Boerner
    • 5
  • Marco Kalz
    • 5
  • Vassilis Pitsilis
    • 6
  • Ares Vidalis
    • 6
  • Dimitra Pappa
    • 6
  • Markus Bick
    • 1
  • Jan Pawlowski
    • 4
  • Martin Wolpers
    • 2
  1. 1.ESCP Europe Campus Berlin, BISBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Fraunhofer FIT, Schloß BirlinghovenSankt AugustinGermany
  3. 3.imc AGSaarbrückenGermany
  4. 4.University of JyväskylaJyväskyläFinland
  5. 5.Open Universiteit Nederland / CELSTECHeerlenThe Netherlands
  6. 6.Division of Applied Technologies - NCSR DEMOKRITOSPatriarchou Gregoriou and Neapoleos strAghia ParaskeviGreece

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