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An End-to-End Solution for Complex Open Educational Resources

Mohamed Nour, Morwan (2012) An End-to-End Solution for Complex Open Educational Resources. MSc, Department of Computer Science, University of Cape Town.

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Abstract

Open access and open resources have gained much attention from the world in the last few years. The interest in sharing information freely by the use of the World Wide Web has grown rapidly in many different fields.
Now, information is available in many different data forms because of the continuous evolution in technology. The main objective of this thesis is to provide content creators and educators with a solution that simplifies the process of depositing into digital repositories.
We created a desktop tool named ORchiD, Open educational Resources Depositor, to achieve this goal. The tool encompasses educational metadata and content packaging standards to create packages while conforming to a deposit protocol to ingest resources to repositories. A test repository was installed and adapted to handle Open Educational Resources.
The solution proposed is centered on the front-end application which handles the complex objects on the user desktop. The desktop application allows the user to select and describe his/her resource(s) then creates the package and forwards it to the specified repository using the deposit protocol.
The solution is proved to be simple for users but also in need of further improvements specifically in association to the metadata standard presented to user.

EPrint Type:Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
Keywords:OER, EPrints, desktop tool, deposit protocol, Open Educational Resources, metadata
standard
Subjects:H Information Systems: H.0 GENERAL
H Information Systems: H.5 INFORMATION INTERFACES AND PRESENTATION
H Information Systems: H.3 INFORMATION STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL
ID Code:845
Deposited By:Mohamed Nour, Morwan
Deposited On:05 December 2012