e-Learning Capability Development Fund: Open Source Courseware Initiative New Zealand: Final report

Clayton, John and Gower, Beverley (2005) e-Learning Capability Development Fund: Open Source Courseware Initiative New Zealand: Final report. Project Report. Wintec, Hamilton, New Zealand.

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The Open Source Courseware Initiative (OSCINZ) was a project funded through the e-Learning Collaborative Development Fund. It was led by the Waikato Institute of Technology and included representation from Wellington Institute of Technology, Northland Polytechnic and BEST Training. The project was formulated as a response to the clear direction from Government and the Tertiary Education Commission that the tertiary sector must increase the level of collaboration to avoid wasteful duplication of effort and ensure greater consistency in the development of new resources. Three distinct elements were integrated within the project to maximise the benefits of the project to the tertiary sector. In essence the three elements of the project were; • The creation of a robust, financially-viable open source learning management system that meets the needs of the cultural populations of Aotearoa. • The creation of learning opportunities for staff, students and communities in the concepts of e-learning e-teaching and e-environments. • The creation of a foundation course to test the system's robustness and engage students in authentic e-activities. The applicants believe the support provided from the e-Learning Collaborative Development Fund has enabled them to have the infrastructure and mechanisms in place to ensure a continued, coordinated and collaborative approach to the development of open source e-Learning capability in New Zealand.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Keywords that describe the item:open source, learning management system, Moodle
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions:Research Facilities > Emerging Technologies Centre
ID Code:18
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Deposited On:17 Nov 2008 06:26
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