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Open content use in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka: context flexibility as an enabler for reuse
Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University. (ICT4D)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1076-3442
Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University.
Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3713-346X
2009 (English)In: Workshop proceedings: 2nd Annual SIG GlobDev Workshop, 2009, Paper 11- p.Conference paper, (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Free-to-use learning material, open content (OC), is ascribed the potential to change the playingfield in regards to every individual’s right to education. OC is, however, not much used indeveloping countries. The aim of this paper is to study how actors involved in contentdevelopment affect reuse of OC. Actor-Network Theory (ANT) concepts are used to describecontent development processes in two cases (in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka). Findings show thatthere are content properties that need to be flexible and adaptable for it to be used. The propertiesmust not only fit with students and content developers, it must also be adaptable to fit with theeducational organization and the technologies used for dissemination. Since there are manyactors and properties that must be aligned it is unlikely that fully context independent OC can bedeveloped. For OC to play a role for development the focus has to be on developing flexiblecontent that easily can be adapted to different contexts.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Paper 11- p.
Keyword [en]
open content, content development, flexibility, ICT4D, actor-network theory, reuse
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Information Science
Research subject
Informatics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-8941ISBN: 978-0-9826068-1-0 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-8941DiVA: diva2:283403
Conference
2nd Annual SIG GlobDev Workshop 2009, Phoenix AZ
Available from: 2009-12-25 Created: 2009-12-25 Last updated: 2016-11-21Bibliographically approved

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