Towards community-driven development of educational materials: The Edukalibre approach

Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona, Vania Dimitrova, Diego Chaparro, Chris Tebb, Teofilo Romera, Luis Canas, Julika Matravers, Styliani Kleanthous

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Abstract

The libre software development model has shown how combining collective intelligence can lead to revolutionary methods that underpin major software advancements. This paper argues that the time is ripe to examine the application of this model to the development of educational materials where not only teachers but also students can become actively involved in the creation of educational content. The paper describes a novel, truly open platform, developed within the Edukalibre project 1, to support the creation of collaboratively constructed educational materials. The paper presents the Edukalibre collaborative editing system that provides easy access to core technologies composed of a document repository with version control management and conversion tools to produce several formats for each document. Two different collaborative editing interfaces - COLLAB and ConDOR - have been implemented. Based on evaluation studies with COLLAB and ConDOR, we discuss several pedagogical and technological issues related to the deployment of community-driven development of educational content.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovative Approaches for Learning and Knowledge Sharing - First European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2006, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages125-139
Number of pages15
Volume4227 LNCS
ISBN (Print)3540457771, 9783540457770
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event1st European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2006 - Crete, Greece
Duration: 1 Oct 20064 Oct 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4227 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other1st European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2006
CountryGreece
CityCrete
Period1/10/064/10/06

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    Gonzalez-Barahona, J. M., Dimitrova, V., Chaparro, D., Tebb, C., Romera, T., Canas, L., Matravers, J., & Kleanthous, S. (2006). Towards community-driven development of educational materials: The Edukalibre approach. In Innovative Approaches for Learning and Knowledge Sharing - First European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2006, Proceedings (Vol. 4227 LNCS, pp. 125-139). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 4227 LNCS). Springer Verlag.