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Re-purposing for an open education repository: quantity, quality and processes

Connolly, Teresa; Ferreira, Giselle; Wilson, Tina and Webb, Rose (2007). Re-purposing for an open education repository: quantity, quality and processes. In: Proceedings of OpenLearn 2007: Researching open content in education, 30-31 October 2007, Milton Keynes, UK.

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The source materials being repurposed by OpenLearn are widely recognised for their high quality. They have, however, been predominantly developed using printed text as their core medium or ‘spine’ supporting different combinations of elements of other media. Repurposing such materials to create online resources is, therefore, not a trivial matter, particularly when the project must deliver targets that include several thousand hours of materials. This paper explores the production processes supporting OpenLearn’s repurposing work. Using a flowchart that tentatively represents these processes, the paper discusses roles, responsibilities and the challenging negotiations required to balance conflicting requirements.

Item Type: Conference Item
Academic Unit/Department: Knowledge Media Institute
Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Institute of Educational Technology
Other Departments > Government Relations
Other Departments
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 17020
Depositing User: Wendy Hunt
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2009 09:43
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2016 16:46
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