Enhancing the Learning of Computing/IT Students with Open Educational Resources

Henry C.B. Chan, Yik Him Ho, Edmundo Tovar, Sorel Reisman

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Abstract

With the advent of the Internet, there is now a vast amount of useful learning resources available. These public resources or Open Educational Resources (OERs) can complement traditional teaching/lectures and student learning. In this paper, we make two contributions to the development of OERs for the global education community. First, we analyze the popular computing/IT-related OERs at MERLOT, one of the major OER repositories in the world. Through the analysis of peer reviews and other data, we present interesting findings and valuable insights for the development of OERs, particularly for the computer science discipline. Second, we present an innovative 3E (Enrich, Extend, Elevate) strategy/pedagogy for the use of OERs with the aim of enhancing student learning from different perspectives. In particular, students can play an important role, to find and even create OERs to enhance their learning to a new dimension.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2020 IEEE 44th Annual Computers, Software, and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2020
EditorsW. K. Chan, Bill Claycomb, Hiroki Takakura, Ji-Jiang Yang, Yuuichi Teranishi, Dave Towey, Sergio Segura, Hossain Shahriar, Sorel Reisman, Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages113-122
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781728173030
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2020
Event44th IEEE Annual Computers, Software, and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2020 - Virtual, Madrid, Spain
Duration: 13 Jul 202017 Jul 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2020 IEEE 44th Annual Computers, Software, and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2020

Conference

Conference44th IEEE Annual Computers, Software, and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2020
Country/TerritorySpain
CityVirtual, Madrid
Period13/07/2017/07/20

Keywords

  • e-learning
  • Internet
  • OER

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software
  • Education

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