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 Oct 2007, Milton Keynes, UK.

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Abstract

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.

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