Evidence of cross-boundary use and reuse of digital educational resources

Rob Koper, Riina H. Vuorikari

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Abstract

    In this study we conducted an investigation on the server-end log-files of teachers’ Collections of educational resources in a number of content platforms. Our goal was to find empirical evidence from the field that teachers use and reuse learning resources that are in a language other than their mother tongue and originate from different countries than they do. We call these cross-boundary learning resources. We compared the cross-boundary reuse of educational resources to the general reuse figure of 20%, and find that it was either equal to or less than the general reuse. We further studied the coverage, the overlap and the pick-up rate of these resources, and propose steps that could improve the probability of discovery, use and reuse of cross-boundary resources.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)51-56
    JournalInternational Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning
    Volume4
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009

    Keywords

    • Social information retrieval forlearning resources
    • reuse
    • cross-boundary
    • learning objects
    • metadata
    • digital educational objects

    Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Evidence of cross-boundary use and reuse of digital educational resources'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this