Published: Open Educational Systems – The Challenge of Up-dating when republishing is allowed

Our publication about „Open Educational Systems – The Challenge of Up-dating when republishing is allowed“ is now online available. Our study tried to cover problems and risks of Open Educational Systems using the example of L3T.

Abstract:

Open Access and Open Educational Resources are important issues for the future of education even or especially in Higher Education. This contribution introduces a project on a textbook done collaboratively by more than 200 participants. From a technical background the Open Journal Systems is used to assist and manage the whole scientific publishing process. Furthermore a plugin for the system has been developed to open the access to the content to any other third party application like mobile applications. In spite of a fully Open Education System numerous chapters appeared on different platforms because of the nature of openness and the possibility of republishing. This research study aims to address the problem of unnecessary multiplication of learning objects. The report concluded that much more awareness is needed towards sustainability and reliability.

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Reference: Ebner, M., Schön, S. (2014). Open Educational Systems – The Challenge of Up-dating when republishing is allowed. Bulletin of the Technical Committee on Learning Technology. 16(2/3). pp. 14-17

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