Toward Increased Discoverability of Open Educational Resources and Open Courseware

International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology (IJCTT)          
© - August Issue 2013 by IJCTT Journal
Volume-4 Issue-8                           
Year of Publication : 2013
Authors :Monica Vladoiu


Monica Vladoiu "Toward Increased Discoverability of Open Educational Resources and Open Courseware"International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology (IJCTT),V4(8):2912-2916 August Issue 2013 .ISSN Published by Seventh Sense Research Group.

Abstract:-  The success of Open Educational Resources (OERs) and Open Courseware (OCW) initiatives worldwide, which has resulted in a huge number of online instructional resources and repositories available freely, comes with a constant challenge, i. e. locating and retrieving the educational resources that are the most relevant for a specific user’s need, in a particular context, and that have the best quality. In this paper we provide an overview of opportunities for discovering OCW and OERs, which includes the most comprehensive repositories, the OCW/OER compilations of instructional repositories and indicative educational websites, and the most powerful custom search engines for OCW and OER.


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Keywords open courseware; open educational resources; repositories; consortia; custom search