An agile learning design method for open educational resources

Arimoto, Maurício Massaru; Barroca, Leonor and Barbosa, Ellen Francine (2015). An agile learning design method for open educational resources. In: 2015 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference Proceedings, IEEE, pp. 1897–1905.



Open Educational Resources (OERs) have provided new perspectives for the construction, access and sharing of knowledge. While OERs can bring benefits to, and impact on education, there are still challenges to their widespread production and use. One of the challenges faced by developers (including educators and practitioners) of OERs has been how to produce quality and relevant learning materials, capable of being reused and adapted in different learning situations. In our work we propose and define an agile learning design method to support the design and creation of OERs. It is based on agile practices from software engineering and on practices of learning design from the OULDI project at the UK Open University. We illustrate our ideas with an experiment that validates the proposed method through its application in the design and creation of an OER in the software testing domain. The results obtained so far have shown that the method is feasible and effective for the design and creation of OERs.

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