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    Crowdsourcing quality (or, why openness matters)

    Atenas, J. and Havemann, Leo (2015) Crowdsourcing quality (or, why openness matters). Open Education Europa.

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    Abstract

    In a trajectory that did not simply begin from MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW), via Open Educational Resources (OER), and latterly arrive at a promised land of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), a plethora of institutions, organisations and individuals have attempted through various and numerous interventions to ‘open up’ the education landscape to a wider range of travellers, inhabitants and tourists. And in a way, the question of quality has always dogged open education’s steps. Would open universities attract ‘quality’ students? Would open resources and courses be of good enough quality, and how could we be sure? Open, it seemed, might pose a threat to quality, or at least place a question mark over it. Yet, as openness has gained traction, it has also been suggested that quality might be bolstered and supported through the wisdom of crowds.

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    Item Type: Other
    School: Central Administration Departments > IT Services
    Depositing User: Leo Havemann
    Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2015 08:55
    Last Modified: 28 Apr 2015 08:55
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/11985

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