The open education evidence hub: a collective intelligence tool for evidence based policy
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AbstractThis paper considers a Collective Intelligence approach to collating the evidence needed to support policy in open education. A tool, called the OER Evidence Hub, provides an infrastructure for the OER community to collect examples and data of OER effectiveness and use and then supports the community and others such as policy makers with a community generated knowledge base to help decision making. We describe the Evidence Hub concept and features, present figures on user engagement, and discuss the results of initial user testing. We also show through examples how content can be seeded into the OER Evidence Hub, and illustrate the way in which it has captured exemplars identified by a particular community, the OER Advocacy group. Finally we discuss general issues and future strategies for building effective Collective Intelligence platforms for Open Education and other purposes.
De Liddo, Anna <http://oro.open.ac.uk/view/person/all94.html>; Buckingham Shum, Simon <http://oro.open.ac.uk/view/person/sjb72.html>; McAndrew, Patrick <http://oro.open.ac.uk/view/person/pm526.html> and Farrow, Robert <http://oro.open.ac.uk/view/person/rjf299.html> (2012). The open education evidence hub: a collective intelligence tool for evidence based policy. In: Cambridge 2012: Joint OER12 and OpenCourseWare Consortium Global 2012 Conference, 16 - 18 April 2012, Cambridge, UK.