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, Design Studies, University of Otago, New Zealand

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Toronto, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-81-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


This paper reviews a teaching initiative that involved the use of blogging and podcasting to create and share Open Educational Resources (OER). In this project, students produced these resources as an integral part of their coursework, and efforts were made to enable them to be used by students in other courses and by the community at large. I explain the process, describe the results, and reflect on the effectiveness of this approach. I discuss some of the barriers that inhibited effective collaboration and I highlight the need to allow students to focus on topics of their own choosing. I conclude that it is better to foster effective engagement between “Open Students” and others who can create and make use of Open Educational Resources than to focus on the actual resources.


McGuire, M. (2010). PodcastingandBlogging.doc. In J. Herrington & C. Montgomerie (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2010--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1536-1544). Toronto, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved April 11, 2021 from .



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