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Open educators and colearners as DJs: reuse, remix, and recreate OER collaboratively!

Okada, Alexandra and Leslie, Scott (2012). Open educators and colearners as DJs: reuse, remix, and recreate OER collaboratively! In: Okada, Alexandra; Connolly, Teresa and Scott, Peter eds. Collaborative Learning 2.0: Open Educational Resources, Volume 1. 2012: Information Science Reference, pp. 78–102.

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Abstract

The aim of this chapter is to examine key factors for facilitating the development of reusable learning content (RLC) from the perspective of open educators and collaborative learners (colearners). Reusability is an essential feature of online resources for users having the facility and flexibility for adopting and/ or adapting them. Authors then investigate the benefits and challenges that educators and learners may face when producing RLC collaboratively through an open and flexible framework called “the Flow,” using the knowledge mapping software Compendium. Results indicate there is good evidence that the OER Flow becomes a clear and flexible approach for users being aware of key steps to reuse and recreate new OER having reusability in their mind. With an easy-to-use visual technology, such as Compendium, which can be applied in several steps to adapt OER in order to represent different styles of learning paths, reusability might be more widely promoted in different and more diverse communities and institutions

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2012 IGI Global
ISBN: 1-4666-0300-3, 978-1-4666-0300-4
Academic Unit/Department: Knowledge Media Institute
Item ID: 33673
Depositing User: Alexandra Okada
Date Deposited: 14 May 2012 08:38
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2012 04:57
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/33673
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