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Title: Collaborative development of open content : a process model to unlock the potential for African universities
Authors: Keats, Derek
Keywords: RESEARCH NETWORKS
SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
COMPUTER PROGRAMS
COMPUTER ASSISTED INSTRUCTION
DISTANCE STUDY
UNIVERSITES
HIGHER EDUCATION
Date: 2003
Publisher: University of Illinois
Abstract: Given the cost of content, the under-resourcing of universities and the scattered nature of expertise in Africa, the collaborative development of open content seems like a useful way to get high-quality, locally-relevant content for using to enhance teaching-and-learning. However, there is currently no published operational model to guide institutions or individuals in creating collaborative open content projects. This paper examines lessons learned from open source software development and uses these lessons to build the foundations of a process model for the collaborative development of open content.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/45887
Project Number: 102509
Project Title: African Virtual Open Initiatives and Resources
Access: IDRC Only
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