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A federated reference structure for open informational ecosystems
Heinen, Richard · Kerres, Michael · Scharnberg, Gianna · Blees, Ingo · Rittberger, Marc

PublishedMay 2016
Type of workSpecial Collection: OER15 special collection
JournalJournal of Interactive Media in Education
Edition 4th. ed., Volume 1, Issue 13, Pages 1-6
CountryGermany, Europe

ABSTRACT
The paper describes the concept of a federated ecosystem for Open Educational Resources (OER) in the German education system. Here, a variety of OER repositories (ROER) (Muuß-Merholz & Schaumburg, 2014) and reference platforms have been established in the recent past. In order to develop this ecosystem, not only are metadata standards necessary, but also open Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are required in order to exchange information. In conclusion, it is essential that all relevant stakeholders agree on an explicit policy to be developed collaboratively. A metadata exchange service can serve to connect all partners.

Keywords federated reference structure · informational ecosystems · reference systems · repositories

ISSN1365-893X
RefereedYes
Rightsby/4.0
DOI10.5334/jime.413
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