Towards building a productive, scalable and sustainable collaboration model for open educational resources

  • Luo A
  • Ng'ambi D
  • Hanss T
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Abstract

This paper reports on a case study of a Health Open Educational Resources (OER) project in order to examine how to facilitate cross-institutional collaboration for OER production. This study assesses collaboration needs, identifies social and technical barriers, and builds a collaboration model to facilitate OER production. In doing so, we make three contributions to the GROUP community: (1) Whereas previous studies on distributed collaboration tend to focus on well-developed collaboration, in this study we research collaboration in Health OER at an early stage of development; (2) By studying collaboration involving both developing and developed countries, we identify components that are particularly critical for collaboration between teams spanning differently resourced nations; (3) By studying the Health OER project, we better understand factors that affect distributed collaboration when participants are not externally funded and are constrained by their local organizations. © 2010 ACM.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Education
  • Health
  • Open educational resources
  • collaboration between differently resourced nation
  • collaboration readiness
  • distributed collaboration
  • open educational resources (oer)
  • technology readiness

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  • a Luo

  • D Ng'ambi

  • T Hanss

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