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The open education evidence hub: a collective intelligence tool for evidence based policy

De Liddo, Anna; Buckingham Shum, Simon; McAndrew, Patrick and Farrow, Robert (2012). The open education evidence hub: a collective intelligence tool for evidence based policy. In: Cambridge 2012: Joint OER12 and OpenCourseWare Consortium Global 2012 Conference, 16 - 18 April 2012, Cambridge, UK.

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This paper considers a Collective Intelligence approach to collating the evidence needed to support policy in open education. A tool, called the OER Evidence Hub, provides an infrastructure for the OER community to collect examples and data of OER effectiveness and use and then supports the community and others such as policy makers with a community generated knowledge base to help decision making. We describe the Evidence Hub concept and features, present figures on user engagement, and discuss the results of initial user testing. We also show through examples how content can be seeded into the OER Evidence Hub, and illustrate the way in which it has captured exemplars identified by a particular community, the OER Advocacy group. Finally we discuss general issues and future strategies for building effective Collective Intelligence platforms for Open Education and other purposes.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 The Authors
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Learning Teaching and Innovation (LTI)
Learning Teaching and Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
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Item ID: 33253
Depositing User: Kay Dave
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2012 10:06
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2017 10:03
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