Connolly, T.; Ferreira, G.M.d.S and Wilson, T.
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This paper explores processes designed to support large-scale re-purposing for an open education repository. The context for the discussion is provided by OpenLearn, the Open Content Initiative of the UK Open University (UKOU). OpenLearn is a major initiative funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation that aims to repurpose several thousand study-hours of existing UKOU learning materials. A core challenge for OpenLearn has been to establish an appropriate context to enable re-purposing of learning resources written primarily for print. The response to this challenge has been to create a streamlined production structure to support a team including media, editorial and academic staff. This is, however, distinct from the structure that supports course development in the institution. Indeed, a variety of ongoing changes within the university suggest that OpenLearn constitutes, amongst other possibilities, a site for experimentation and trialling of new ways of working that question established roles and responsibilities. The discussion revolves around a comparison of graphical schemes created to represent the production processes, which undergo periodic reviews. In suggesting that the project appears to be fostering a re-evaluation of professional jurisdiction boundaries, this paper investigates aspects of that venture that may also challenge the very nature and purposes of education.
|Item Type:||Conference Item|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Knowledge Media Institute
Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Institute of Educational Technology
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
|Depositing User:||Wendy Hunt|
|Date Deposited:||18 Jun 2009 09:36|
|Last Modified:||02 Dec 2010 20:32|
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