Looking for co-authors

Hello everyone, I am looking for co-authors for a book chapter on Open Educational Ressources. The book chapter proposal I submitted was accepted but unfortunately, due to other urgend matters I have to attend to, I won’t be able to make it alone. If you are interested in collaborating, please let me know asap. You can either leave me a comment or send me you details to: ibuchematgooglemaildotcom. Thank you!


Here are the details:

Book: “Collaborative Learning 2.0: Open Educational Resources

Deadline for chapter submission: 15.11.2010

My chapter proposal title: “Designing for collaborative peer-production with OER in formal education”.

And here is a short overview of my submission:


Collaborative peer-production of digital educational content, including Open Educational Resources (OER), is a growing trend, which can be primarily observed in informal, Web 2.0-based communities of practice, such as Wikipedia, YouTube or in the blogosphere. Based on the socio-cultural view of learning as social participation (Wenger et al. 2004), peers can be defined as members of a learning community sharing common interests and objectives, and who are equal to each other in terms of roles and rank within the community. From this perspective peer-production is as collective creation of content within a learning community through interactions in a group of peers. In collaborative peer production with OER is therefore a part of the OER cycle of design, creation, use, re-design and re-purpose. (…)

Due to the potential of peer-generated open educational resources as assets for enriching and reinvigorating formal education with authentic, up-to-date and on-demand information, designing for collaborative learning through peer-production with OER is becoming to play an elementary role in both formal and informal educational contexts. However, educators wishing to implement such collaborative practices by “importing” the Wikipedia-model to educational settings are often faced with the demand of re-thinking traditional approaches to meticulous didactical pre-structuring and in-advance planning. (…) Due to the shortcomings of the casual view of design for collaborative learning, process-oriented approaches and probabilistic views to analyzing and modeling collaboration have been postulated. These approaches focus on methods for supporting collaborative learning processes rather than on methods supporting attainment of pre-determined educational objectives (Stahl et al. 2006; Strijbos et al. 2004).

This chapter proposes an approach to designing for collaborative peer-production with OER in formal education contexts based on the process-oriented methodology. The chapter focuses on critical factors influencing interaction processes during peer-production with OER. This can be established under the assumption that the outcome of collaborative peer-production, that is modification of original OER in the sense of user generated content, is mediated by the quality of group interaction (Dillenbourg et al. 1996). This chapter argues that based on socio-cultural theoretical concepts and results of current research in the field of group interaction in computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) it is possible to describe a set of substantial pedagogical principles for designing collaborative peer-production with OER. Based on the socio-cultural view of interaction as “an emergent property of the group discourse” (Stahl 2005, p. 81), this chapter proposes a framework for pedagogical design of collaborative peer-production with OER and conceptualizes Peer Generated Content (PGC) as socio-cultural artefacts interactively produced through repurposing of Open Educational Resources (OER).


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