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Choosing the right platform for OER projects
Hwang, Meena

PublishedSeptember 2012
ConferenceProceedings of the Regional Symposium on Open Educational Resources: An Asian perspective on policy and practices
Pages 1-6

There are many technical decisions to be made in starting an open educational resources (OER) project, and a decision on what platform to use is one of the most preliminary and important considerations. OER projects have evolved rapidly in the past decade, and decisions about platforms reflect such developments. This paper reviews the platform choices made among OpenCourseWare Consortium members. The first generation of OCW required a simple content management system (CMS) or a learning management system (LMS) that could house all the content. As OCW moved on to encompass various functions aimed at richer user experiences, platforms evolved accordingly. This paper examines the progression of platforms for OCW projects and recommends methods for deciding on considerations for choosing a platform.

Keywords CMS · LMS · OCW · OER · Open Educational Resources · OpenCourseWare · platform

Published atPenang
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