Supporting the Collaborative Adaptation of Open Educational Resources: The OpenScout Tool Library

ID: 34041
Type: Poster/Demo   Topic: Groupware & WWW-based Tools

Room: 10
Wed, Jun. 29 5:30 PM-7:30 PM

Alexander Mikroyannidis, The Open University, United Kingdom
Alexandra Okada, The Open University, United Kingdom
Suzanne Little, The Open University, United Kingdom
Teresa Connolly, The Open University, United Kingdom

Open educational resources (OER) have recently emerged as an answer to the need for open and reusable educational material, freely available online. Educational institutions, private organisations, as well as individual learners and educators have embraced the OER initiative. Bringing these stakeholders together and supporting them in collaboratively adapting OER is critical for the success of this movement. This paper describes a social networking approach for supporting the adaptation of OER through tools and services that facilitate social interactions and collaboration.