How can directories of open access repositories improve the reuse of learning objects in building engineering?

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Title: How can directories of open access repositories improve the reuse of learning objects in building engineering?
Authors: García Vera, Victoria Eugenia | Roig-Vila, Rosabel | García Ferrández, Pedro Antonio | Martí Ciriquián, Pablo
Research Group/s: EDUTIC- ADEI (Educación y Tecnologías de la Información y Comunicación- Atención a la Diversidad. Escuela Inclusiva) | Ecuaciones Diferenciales con Retardo | Urbanística y Ordenación del Territorio en el Espacio Litoral
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Didáctica General y Didácticas Específicas | Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Matemática Aplicada | Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Edificación y Urbanismo
Keywords: Repository directories | Spanish repository | Open access repository | Learning object repository | Open education resources | Learning objects | Learning object reuse | Building engineering
Knowledge Area: Didáctica y Organización Escolar | Matemática Aplicada | Urbanística y Ordenación del Territorio
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Inderscience
Citation: International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning. 2015, 25(3): 274-292. doi:10.1504/IJCEELL.2015.072664
Abstract: This paper studies the use of directories of open access repositories worldwide (DOARW) to search Spanish repositories containing learning objects in the field of building engineering (BE). Results show that DOARW are powerful tools, but deficiencies (indicated in this study) have to be solved in order to obtain more accurate searches, and to facilitate repository-finding for potential users who are seeking learning objects (LOs) for reuse. Aiming to contribute to the promotion of the reuse of Spanish LOs, this study exposes to the academic community all existing Spanish repositories with LOs, and in particular, the repositories that contain LOs in the field of BE. This paper also studies the critical mass of available content (LOs) in the field of BE in Spain. It has been found to be low.
Sponsor: This work has been carried out with the support of the Vicerrectorado de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación of the University of Alicante, addressing the training of PhD students, Ref. UAFPU 2011-33487413B.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/53069
ISSN: 1560-4624 (Print) | 1741-5055 (Online)
DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.2015.072664
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2015 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJCEELL.2015.072664
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