A Digital Ecosystem for the Collaborative Production of Open Textbooks: The LATIn Methodology

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dc.contributor.author Frango Silveira, Ismar
dc.contributor.author Ochôa, Xavier
dc.contributor.author Cuadros-Vargas, Alex
dc.contributor.author Pérez Casas, Alén
dc.contributor.author Casali, Ana
dc.contributor.author Ortega, Andre
dc.contributor.author Silva Sprock, Antonio
dc.contributor.author Alves, Carlos Henrique
dc.contributor.author Collazos Ordoñez, Cesar Alberto
dc.contributor.author Deco, Claudia
dc.contributor.author Cuadros-Vargas, Ernesto
dc.contributor.author Knihs, Everton
dc.contributor.author Parra, Gonzalo
dc.contributor.author Muñoz-Arteaga, Jaime
dc.contributor.author Gomes dos Santos, Jéssica
dc.contributor.author Broisin, Julien
dc.contributor.author Omar, Nizam
dc.contributor.author Motz, Regina
dc.contributor.author Rodés, Virginia
dc.contributor.author Hernández C. Bieliukas, Yosly
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-17T16:23:23Z
dc.date.available 2013-09-17T16:23:23Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.citation Silveira et al. (2013). A digital ecosystem for the collaborative production of open textbooks: The LATIn methodology. Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, 12, 225-249. Retrieved from http://www.jite.org/documents/Vol12/JITEv12ResearchP225-246SilveiraFT89.pdf es
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2133/2665
dc.description.abstract Access to books in higher education is an issue to be addressed, especially in the context of underdeveloped countries, such as those in Latin America. More than just financial issues, cultural aspects and need for adaptation must be considered. The present conceptual paper proposes a methodology framework that would support collaborative open textbook initiatives. This methodology intends to be the main guideline for a digital ecosystem for the collaborative production of open textbooks and has the potential to solve standing methodological problems of current initiatives, such as Wikibooks and Connexions. The system's architecture and construction will be guided by six collaborative writing dimensions: process, roles, timing, controlling, granularity, and writing groups. Each dimension will coordinate an aspect of the collaborative work and is detailed in the methodology proposed in this paper. This paper is divided in the following parts: the first part introduces the subject, being followed by an analysis of related works about collaboration and Computer-Supported Cooperative Work; in this section, some authors, ideas, and methodological aspects of collaborative writing are also discussed. Next, the paper shows the proposal of a Digital Ecosystem for the collaborative creation of open textbooks, the six dimensions of this Ecosystem, and its respective descriptions. The work finishes with some conclusions about the proposal and the next steps needed to implement it in the real world. es
dc.language.iso en es
dc.publisher Informing Science Institute es
dc.rights openAccess es
dc.subject Collaborative writing es
dc.subject Textbooks es
dc.subject LATIn project es
dc.subject Latin America es
dc.subject Universities es
dc.subject Digital ecosystem es
dc.subject Wikibooks es
dc.subject Connexions es
dc.subject Open textbooks es
dc.subject Open license es
dc.subject Copyleft es
dc.subject Creative Commons es
dc.title A Digital Ecosystem for the Collaborative Production of Open Textbooks: The LATIn Methodology es
dc.type article es
dc.type artículo
dc.type publishedVersion
dc.description.peerreviewed Peer reviewed es
dc.relation.publisherversion http://www.jite.org/documents/Vol12/JITEv12ResearchP225-246SilveiraFT89.pdf es
dc.rights.text Informing Science Institute es
dc.description.affiliation Fil: Casali, Ana. Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Ingeniería y Agrimensura, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, and Centro Internacional Franco Argentino de Ciencias de la Información y de Sistemas (CIFASIS-CONICET-UNR-AMU); Argentina

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