Building open bridges: collaborative remixing and reuse of open educational resources across organisations

Coughlan, Tim; Pitt, Rebecca and McAndrew, Patrick (2013). Building open bridges: collaborative remixing and reuse of open educational resources across organisations. In: 2013 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems ‘changing perspectives’ (CHI 2013), 29 Apr - 02 May 2013, Paris, France, pp. 991–1000.



In this paper we analyse the remixing and reuse of online learning materials offered as Open Educational Resources (OER). We explore the practices that developed as a set of course materials were released as OER from the UK, remixed for a US context by a cross-organisational, cross-cultural team, and then reused in a broad range of educational settings. We analyse the approaches taken during these remixing and reuse activities as novel forms of creative collaboration. As a basis for comparison, we explore similarities and differences with other Open practices. We identify how openness provoked novel inter-organisational collaboration and forms of ownership; define forms of open practice that need support, and present issues that should be considered in devising and supporting open projects in education and beyond.

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  • Item ORO ID
  • 36473
  • Item Type
  • Conference or Workshop Item
  • ISBN
  • 1-4503-1899-1, 978-1-4503-1899-0
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  • This is the author’s version of the work. It is posted here by permission of the ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version will be published in the proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, April 2013.
  • Keywords
  • open education; OER; collaboration
  • Academic Unit or School
  • Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
    Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
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  • © 2013 Association for Computing Machinery, Inc.
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  • Patrick McAndrew