Positive Computing as Paradigm to Overcome Barriers to Global Co-authoring of Open Educational Resources
Nurhas, I., Fries, T. d., Geisler, S., & Pawlowski, J. (2018). Positive Computing as Paradigm to Overcome Barriers to Global Co-authoring of Open Educational Resources. In T. S. Cinotti, F. Viola, & T. Tyutina (Eds.), FRUCT : Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of Open Innovations Association (pp. 281-290). IEEE. doi:10.23919/FRUCT.2018.8588100
© the Authors, 2018.
The adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER) can support collaboration and knowledge sharing. One of the main areas of the usage OER is the internationalization, i.e., the use in a global context. However, the globally distributed co-creation of digital materials is still low. Therefore, we identify essential barriers, in particular for co-authoring of OER in global environments. We use a design science research method to introduce a barrier framework for co-authoring OER in global settings and propose a wellbeing-based system design constructed from the barrier framework for OER co-authoring tool. We describe how positive computing concepts can be used to overcome barriers, emphasizing design that promotes the author’s sense of competence, relatedness, and autonomy.