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From Open Content Repositories to Open Sensemaking Communities

Baraniuk, Richard; Kelty, Christopher M.; Benkler, Yochai; Bettinger, Chris; Keller, Alex; Roderick, Andrew and Buckingham Shum, Simon (2005). From Open Content Repositories to Open Sensemaking Communities. In: Conference on Open Educational Resources, 28-30 Sept 2005, Logan, Utah, USA.

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Abstract

The Open Content movement is concerned with enabling students and educators to access material, in order to then learn from it, and reuse it either in one’s studies or one’s own courses. The core efforts to date has focused on enabling access, e.g. building the organizational/political will to release and license content, and in developing open infrastructures for educators to then publish and reassemble it. The key challenge in the next phase of the open content movement is to improve the support for prospective students to engage with and learn from the material, and with each other though peer learning support, in the absence of formally imposed study timetables and assessment deadlines. This paper reports on tools for e-learning and collaborative sensemaking developed at the UK Open University which are now being considered as candidates for open content learning support.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2005 The Author
Academic Unit/Department: Knowledge Media Institute
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 28659
Depositing User: Kay Dave
Date Deposited: 16 May 2011 08:41
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2012 16:14
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/28659
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