Open-Source Technologies for Maximizing the Creation, Deployment, and Use of Digital Resources and Information

Open-Source Technologies for Maximizing the Creation, Deployment, and Use of Digital Resources and Information

Shalin Hai-Jew (Kansas State University, USA)
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Release Date: October, 2012|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 369
ISBN13: 9781466622050|ISBN10: 1466622059|EISBN13: 9781466622067|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2205-0


Open-source development has been around for decades, with software developers co-creating tools and information systems for widespread use. With the development of open-source software such as learning objects, interactive articles, and educational games, the open-source values and practices have slowly been adopted by those in education sectors.

Open-Source Technologies for Maximizing the Creation, Deployment, and Use of Digital Resources and Information highlights the global importance of open-source technologies in higher and general education. Written for those working in education and professional training, this collection of research explores a variety of issues related to open-source in education, such as its practical underpinnings, requisite cultural competence in global open-source, strategies for employing open-source in online learning and research, the design of an open-source networking laboratory, and other endeavors. It aims to enhance workplace practices in harnessing open-source resources in a time of budgetary frugality.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Creation of Open-Source Educational Video Games
  • Creation of Open-Source Interactive Articles
  • Open-Source Digital Tools
  • Open-Source Educational Initiatives
  • Open-Source Resources
  • Open-Source Strategies in Higher Education
  • Open-Source Technologies
  • Trends in Open-Source
  • Virtualized Open-Source Networking

Reviews and Testimonials

Contributors from information and computer sciences, of course, but also education and a few other fields examine the hierarchy of open source resources and information available, and the process of how such digital collections are collected and often curated for quality. The topics include geo-information technology as a case study of an open-source approach to contemporary research, creating a digital learning community for undergraduate minority science majors, building open-source resources for online learning in a higher education environment, measuring language learners' speaking proficiency in a second language using economic digital tools, creating open-source interactive articles for the wider publics, and opening up options for school leaders.

– Book News Inc. Portland, OR

Whether applying game theory models to select a publishing model, describing the challenges of building open resources for higher education open learning, or listing the benefits of creating open source interactive articles for users and developers, Hai-Jew’s and her contributors’ chapters are highly useful for open source enthusiasts both inside and outside academia.

– Stephanie Wical, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, Online Information Review, 38 (3)

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Shalin Hai-Jew works as an instructional designer at Kansas State University (K-State) and taught for WashingtonOnline for a number of years through 2014. She has taught at the university and college levels for many years (including four years in the People’s Republic of China) and was tenured at Shoreline Community College but left tenure to pursue instructional design work. She has Bachelor’s degrees in English and psychology, a Master’s degree in Creative Writing from the University of Washington (Hugh Paradise Scholar), and an Ed.D in Educational Leadership with a focus on public administration from Seattle University (where she was a Morford Scholar). She reviews for several publications and publishers, and is editor of several IGI Global titles. Dr. Hai-Jew was born in Huntsville, Alabama, in the U.S.