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DOI:   10.3217/jucs-018-01-0123


OER Development and Promotion.
Outcomes of an International Research Projecton the OpenCourseWare Model

Edmundo Tovar (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain)

Nelson Piedra (Universidad Tecnica Particular de Loja, Ecuador)

Janneth Chicaiza (Universidad Tecnica Particular de Loja, Ecuador)

Jorge Lopez (Universidad Tecnica Particular de Loja, Ecuador)

Oscar Martinez-Bonastre (Miguel Hernandez University, Spain)

Abstract: In this paper, we describe the successful results of an international research project focused on the use of Web technology in the educational context. The article explains how this international project, funded by public organizations and developed over the last two academic years, focuses on the area of open educational resources (OER) and particularly the educational content of the OpenCourseWare (OCW) model. This initiative has been developed by a research group composed of researchers from three countries. The project was enabled by the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid OCW Office’s leadership of the Consortium of Latin American Universities and the distance education know-how of the Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja (UTPL, Ecuador). We give a full account of the project, methodology, main outcomes and validation. The project results have further consolidated the group, and increased the maturity of group members and networking with other groups in the area. The group is now participating in other research projects that continue the lines developed here.

Keywords: OCW, OER, OpenCourseWare, SNA, linked data, open educational resources, semantic web, social networks analysis

Categories: L.1.2, L.1.4, L.3.0, L.3.2, L.6.0