The OER Knowledge Cloud makes use of cookies. By continuing, you consent to this use. More information.
OER recommender: linking nsdl pathways and opencourseware repositories
Duffin, Joel and Muramatsu, Brandon

ConferenceProceedings of the 8th ACM/IEEE-CS joint conference on Digital libraries - JCDL '08, ACM Press
EditorsLarsen, Ronald · Paepcke, Andreas · Borbinha, José · Naaman, Mor
CountryUnited States

The OER Recommender ( is a web service that helps people find relevant open educational resources. It links the digital learning resources in the National Science Digital Library (NSDL) disciplinary pathways with courses in OpenCourseWare repositories thereby providing critical contextual information. When a person browses a web page in a participating NSDL Pathway or OpenCourseWare repository, the recommender annotates the page with a "Recommended resources" link. The poster will describe the motivations for the project, provide detail on the recommendation engine, display recommendations for participating collections, and describe how other collections can participate in the project.

Keywords OER projects · OpenCourseWare · World Wide Web · repository

Published atPittsburgh PA
Export optionsBibTex · EndNote · Tagged XML · Google Scholar

Viewed by 10 distinct readers


The evaluations below represent the judgements of our readers and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Cloud editors.

Click a star to be the first to rate this document


Linking open course wares and open education resources: creating an effective search and recommendation system
Shelton, Brett E.; Duffin, Joel; Wang, Yuxuan; Ball, Justin
With a growing number of digital libraries and other open education repositories being made available, open education specific recommender and search tools play an important role in helping teachers and learners find ...
Match: Duffin, Joel; OpenCourseWare

The promise of open access textbooks: A model for success
Henderson, Susie; Nelson, David
Can open textbooks provide a viable solution to the high cost of textbooks? Are open textbooks quality books? What will encourage faculty to develop or adopt open textbooks? What is a book? How do students prefer to ...
Match: OpenCourseWare; repository; United States

OER outreach for newbies, part II: Moving forward
Crissinger, Sarah
This post is the second in a three-part series devoted to OER outreach. Find the first post here. I’ll use this post to reflect on my next steps for OER outreach. I’ll also suggest that OER outreach has to look ...
Match: repositories; OER projects; United States

Open Educational Resources: New possibilities for change and sustainability
Friesen, Norm
In an attempt to understand the potential of OER for change and sustainability, this paper presents the results of an informal survey of active and inactive collections of online educational resources, emphasizing data ...
Match: OER projects; OpenCourseWare

The future of open libraries: Open Educational Resources and the universal library initiative
Pryde, Jessica
Institutions and non-profit organizations have produced open courseware initiatives and search engines for the use of their communities and the world at large. Libraries of all types have slowly begun to do the same. ...
Match: OpenCourseWare; United States

Incentives and disincentives for the use of OpenCourseWare
Arendt, Anne M.; Shelton, Brett E.
This article examines Utah residents’ views of incentives and disincentives for the use of OpenCourseWare (OCW), and how they fit into the theoretical framework of perceived innovation attributes established by Rogers ...
Match: OpenCourseWare; United States

The investigation into the rising cost of textbooks: A background study of the context of Michigan initiatives with an eye toward launching a library-based college textbook publishing program
Nicholls, Natsuko Hayashi
In this report we investigate the facts concerning the rapidly rising cost of college textbooks. The lack of textbook affordability has drawn increased nationwide attention over the last decade. To identify the reason ...
Match: OpenCourseWare; United States

A sustainable model for OpenCourseWare development
Johansen, Justin; Wiley, David A.
The purposes of this study were to (a) determine the cost of converting BYU Independent Study's e-learning courses into OpenCourseWare, (b) assess the impact of opening those courses on paid enrollment in the ...
Match: OpenCourseWare; United States

Open Educational Resources in Brazil: State-of-the-art, challenges and prospects for development and innovation
dos Santos, Andreia Inamorato
The book “Open Educational Resources in Brazil: State-of-the-Art, Challenges and Prospects for Development and Innovation”(author – Andreia Inamorato dos Santos) has been out of print. This is the second IITE ...
Match: OER projects; repository

Open Educational Resources – Opportunities and challenges for higher education
Yuan, Li; MacNeill, Sheila; Kraan, Wilbert
This briefing paper [looks] at the latest developments and trends in Open Educational Resources (OER) initiatives worldwide and serves as a quick introduction to funding bodies, institutions and educators who are ...
Match: OER projects; repository