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Agile development of open educational resources

Grant number: 13/16759-6
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): October 25, 2013
Effective date (End): April 24, 2014
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Computer Science - Computer Systems
Principal Investigator:Ellen Francine Barbosa
Grantee:Maurício Massaru Arimoto
Supervisor: Leonor Maria Melo Torcato Barroca
Host Institution: Instituto de Ciências Matemáticas e de Computação (ICMC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Research place: Open University, England  
Associated to the scholarship:11/06204-1 - Agile Development of Open Educational Resources, BP.DR


The advent of Internet and the rapid evolution provided by the use of ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies), particularly Web 2.0, have allowed new ways of construction and knowledge access, contributing to the establishment of a new landmark for the education. In addition, issues related to the teaching and learning processes, together with the increase in demand for training and personnel qualification, have driven the related researches to education in different areas of knowledge. Particularly, we highlight the need to reconsider the way in which educational resources are designed, developed and made available for learners in order to effectively support teaching and learning, whether in the traditional, blended or distance modalities. In this context, the proposal of appropriate mechanisms for the development and delivery of educational resources is a prominent concern. It also highlights the need for mechanisms to provide higher productivity and quality of educational resources developed. Another important aspect to be considered is the development of Open Educational Resources (OERs). In fact, the free and open distribution of these resources contributes for the spread of knowledge and facilitates access to information. Also, OERs promote the democratization of access to education, allowing benefits for society as a whole. This doctoral project aims at proposing an agile method for developing and delivering quality OERs. A pilot environment should also be established to support the delivery of OERs developed as well to facilitate access and reuse of these resources. Finally, the mechanisms to be proposed must be applied in the development and delivery of OERs in different areas of knowledge, particularly in the field of Software Engineering and Free / Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS). (AU)

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
ARIMOTO, MAURICIO M.; BARROCA, LEONOR; BARBOSA, ELLEN F.. AM-OER: An Agile Method for the Development of Open Educational Resources. INFORMATICS IN EDUCATION, v. 15, n. 2, p. 205-233, . (11/06204-1, 13/16759-6)

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