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ERIC Number: EJ792135
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 4
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1962
Connexions: An Open Educational Resource for the 21st Century
Burrus, C. Sidney
Educational Technology, v47 n6 p19-22 Nov-Dec 2007
The technology for information organization, communication, storage, and use today is the book. It has evolved over 3000 years (in its modern form over 500 years) to the mature object we currently enjoy. The book is now the primary technology used in education. But with the development of the computer and the Web, a new electronic information technology is challenging the book and laboratory, and it promises to allow significantly improved learning. The author and colleagues have developed and are using an Open Educational Resource called Connexions where the content is organized in small modules, open to use and reuse in creative ways consistent with modern pedagogy and open to new systems yet to be discovered or invented. This article presents the Connexions Project at Rice University as an example of that new technology and outlines the experience. (Contains 15 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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