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AM-OER: An Agile Method for the Development of Open Educational Resources

Arimoto, Mauricio M.; Barroca, Leonor and Barbosa, Ellen F. (2016). AM-OER: An Agile Method for the Development of Open Educational Resources. Informatics in Education, 15(2) pp. 205–233.

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Open Educational Resources have emerged as important elements of education in the contemporary society, promoting life-long and personalized learning that transcends social, eco- nomic and geographical barriers. To achieve the potential of OERs and bring impact on education, it is necessary to increase their development and supply. However, one of the current challenges is how to produce quality and relevant OERs to be reused and adapted to different contexts and learning situations. In this paper we proposed an agile method for the development of OERs – AM-OER, grounded on agile practices from Software Engineering. Learning Design practices from the OULDI project (UK Open University) are also embedded into the AM-OER aiming at improving quality and facilitating reuse and adaptation of OERs. In order to validate AM-OER, an experiment was conducted by applying it in the development of an OER on software testing. The results showed preliminary evidences on the applicability, effectiveness and ef ciency of the method in the development of OERs.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2016 Vilnius University
ISSN: 1648-5831
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not Set2011/06204-1FAPESP
Not Set2013/16759-6FAPESP
Not SetNot SetCNPq
Not SetNot SetCAPES
Keywords: Open educational resources; learning design; agile methods
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 47511
Depositing User: Leonor Barroca
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2016 15:43
Last Modified: 26 May 2020 15:44
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