Promoting MERLOT Communities Based on OERs in Computer Science and Information Systems

Edmundo Tovar, Chun Bun Henry Chan, Sorel Reisman

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Abstract

In recent years, there has been considerable interest in setting up technology-focused communities of practice for teaching and learning purposes. Instructors and students can play a key role in these communities of learning by creating and/or using Open Educational Resources (OERs). In 2016 two new discipline-specific communities were created within the MERLOT OER user community: Information Systems and Information Technology (IT/IS), and Computer Science (CS). The OER taxonomies for these, predicated on the CSAB/ABET curricula were a key factor in the endorsement of these communities and their portals, by the IEEE Computer Society and the IEEE Education Society. This paper describes the process of creation of both communities with the aim of establishing Editorial Boards to peer review OERs in these disciplines. Moreover, some analytics of the recently-created IT Editorial Board in MERLOT are presented as well.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2017 IEEE 41st Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference Workshops, COMPSAC 2017
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages700-706
Number of pages7
Volume2
ISBN (Electronic)9781538603673
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sep 2017
Event41st IEEE Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference Workshops, COMPSAC 2017 - Torino, Italy
Duration: 4 Jul 20178 Jul 2017

Conference

Conference41st IEEE Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference Workshops, COMPSAC 2017
CountryItaly
CityTorino
Period4/07/178/07/17

Keywords

  • communities
  • computer science education
  • information systems education
  • MERLOT
  • OER
  • OER collections
  • open education
  • quality: online learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications

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