publication . Article . 2013

OERScout Technology Framework: A Novel Approach to Open Educational Resources Search

Ishan Sudeera Abeywardena; Chee Seng Chan; Choy Yoong Tham;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Sep 2013 Journal: International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (issn: 1492-3831, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Athabasca University Press
Abstract
The open educational resources (OER) movement has gained momentum in the past few years. With this new drive towards making knowledge open and accessible, a large number of OER repositories have been established and made available online throughout the world. However, the inability of existing search engines such as Google, Yahoo!, and Bing to effectively search for useful OER which are of acceptable academic standard for teaching purposes is a major factor contributing to the slow uptake of the entire movement. As a major step towards solving this issue, this paper proposes OERScout, a technology framework based on text mining solutions. The objectives of our w...
Subjects
free text keywords: open educational resources, Special aspects of education, LC8-6691
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