Towards Better Discoverability and Use of Open Content

  • Christo Dichev
  • Bandana Bhattarai
  • Curan Clonch
  • Darina Dicheva
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 101)

Abstract

Availability and open access to resources is an important factor in educational development, but not a sufficient solution by itself. Open educational practices need to be fostered by an appropriate supportive environment including discoverable and shareable content, combined with tools for adaptation and redistribution. Although a number of open content resources have been created, the accessibility for end users remains low because resources are spread across different OER repositories. This paper is an attempt to respond to OER challenges by proposing an innovative architecture extending the set of features typical for portal OER repositories with resource discoverability, social networking features and (re)publishing functionality.

Keywords

Open Content Open Educational Resource Shareable Content Social Networking Feature Search Session 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christo Dichev
    • 1
  • Bandana Bhattarai
    • 1
  • Curan Clonch
    • 1
  • Darina Dicheva
    • 1
  1. 1.Winston-Salem State UniversityWinston SalemUSA

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