The OER Knowledge Cloud makes use of cookies. By continuing, you consent to this use. More information.
Open informational ecosystems: The missing link for sharing resources for education
Kerres, Michael and Heinen, Richard

PublishedFebruary 2015
JournalThe International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning
Volume 16, Issue 1, Pages 24-39
Original PublicationThe International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning
EditorsMcGreal, Rory and Conrad, Dianne
CountryGermany, Europe

ABSTRACT
Open educational resources are not available “as such”. Their provision relies on a technological infrastructure of related services that can be described as an informational ecosystem. A closed informational ecosystem keeps educational resources within its boundary. An open informational ecosystem relies on the concurrence of independent stakeholders that jointly provide (meta-) information also beyond its boundaries. Mechanisms of open informational ecosystems are described and how they contribute to the delivery of educational resources and to opening education. The paper describes the case of the German Bildungsserver that aims at establishing a federated network of providers of open and closed educational resources. It points out that the design of (inter-)national informational ecosystems has a major influence on the future of open educational resources in education.

Keywords ecosystems · informational infrastructure · OER

ISSN1492-3831
Other number1
RefereedYes
Rightsby/4.0
URLhttp://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/2008
Export optionsBibTex · EndNote · Tagged XML · Google Scholar



AVAILABLE FILES
2008-16593-1-PB.pdf · 242.2KB1 download



Viewed by 4 distinct readers




CLOUD COMMUNITY REVIEWS

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


POST A COMMENT
SIMILAR RECORDS

A federated reference structure for open informational ecosystems
Heinen, Richard; Kerres, Michael; Scharnberg, Gianna; Blees, Ingo; Rittberger, Marc
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 ...
Match: Kerres, Michael; Heinen, Richard; Germany; Europe

Provisioning strong and weak OER: Requirements of open informational ecosystems
Heinen, Richard; Kerres, Michael; Schindler, Christoph; Rittberger, Marc
It can be considered as one of the main added values of the digital world that the production and distribution of learning materials is much easier. The OER movement benefits from these possibilities. Whereas, ...
Match: Kerres, Michael; Heinen, Richard; Germany; Europe

Changing the trajectory: Quality for opening up education
Creelman, Alastair; Shamarina-Heidenreich, Tatiana; Stracke, Christian M.; Kear, Karen; et al.
The jointly-organised EFQUEL Innovation Forum (EIF) 2014 and International Learning Innovations and Quality (LINQ) Conference took place in Crete on 7-9 May. The event addressed innovations and quality in lifelong ...
Match: Kerres, Michael; Heinen, Richard

Elements of Open Education: An Invitation to Future Research
COER Group; Zawacki-Richter, Olaf; Conrad, Dianne; Bozkurt, Aras; et al.
This paper explores elements of open education within the context of higher education. After an introduction to the origins of open education and its theoretical foundations, the topics of open and distance learning, ...
Match: Kerres, Michael; Germany; Europe

Open Education: Auf dem Weg zu einer offenen Hochschulbildung
Deimann, Markus
»Open Education«, also das bildungspolitische Ziel, Bildung frei verfügbar zu machen, ist Gegenstand eines lebendigen Diskurses. Markus Deimann gibt einen systematischen Überblick zum Thema »Offene Bildung/Open ...
Match: OER; Germany; Europe

Understanding the impact of OER: Achievements and challenges
Hoosen, Sarah; Butcher, Neil; Knyazeva, Svetlana
The publication “Understanding the Impact of OER: Achievements and Challenges” is the result of partnership between the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (UNESCO IITE) and OER Africa, an ...
Match: OER; Germany

Offenheit: Poster zur Nacht des Wissens Hamburg 2015
Hapke, Thomas; Rajski, Beate; Bieler, Detlev
Die Posterserie zum Thema Offenheit wurde von der Universitätsbibliothek der Technischen Universität Hamburg für die Nacht des Wissens am 7. November 2015 erstellt. Sie enthält die Poster Offenheit vonWissen Open ...
Match: OER; Germany; Europe

Adoption and diffusion of open educational resources (OER) in education: A meta-analysis of 25 OER-projects
Otto, Daniel
The concept of open educational resources (OER) is becoming increasingly prominent in education. However, research circles around defining OER, content and forms of OER, technological features of OER, and the importance ...
Match: OER; Germany; Europe

Openness / OER as a student eScouts project at Ruhr-University Bochum
Braungardt, Kathrin; Ubachs, George; Konings, Lizzie
The eScouts project at Ruhr-University Bochum develops a proceeding to open teaching and learning. It is formed by student employees of the central learning technology service and dedicated to try out new practices and ...
Match: OER; Germany; Europe

Sustainable and adaptive integration of MOOC videos in distance Higher Education
Eube, Cornelia; Vogt, Sebastian; Hohlfeld, Günter; Ubachs, George; Konings, Lizzie
Overview of papers on enhancement of European Higher Education as presented during the Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference in Rome, October 2016 The numerous MOOCs produced by universities in recent ...
Match: OER; Germany; Europe