Collaborative open textbooks for Latin America - The LATIn project

Xavier Ochoa, Ismar Frango Silveira, Antonio Silva Sprock

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Abstract

This paper presents the Latin American Open Textbook Initiative, which aims to help to solve the problem of the high cost of textbooks for higher education in Latin America. The main goal is the creation of a supporting architecture, methodologies and policies for the dissemination of cooperative open textbooks aimed for higher education, customized specifically for the region.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Information Society, i-Society 2011
Pages398-403
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Sep 14 2011
EventInternational Conference on Information Society, i-Society 2011 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 27 2011Jun 29 2011

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Information Society, i-Society 2011
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period6/27/116/29/11

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Textbooks
textbook
Latin America
Education
education
methodology
costs
Costs

Keywords

  • Collaborative content creation
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Mashups

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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Ochoa, X., Silveira, I. F., & Sprock, A. S. (2011). Collaborative open textbooks for Latin America - The LATIn project. In International Conference on Information Society, i-Society 2011 (pp. 398-403). [5978479]

Collaborative open textbooks for Latin America - The LATIn project. / Ochoa, Xavier; Silveira, Ismar Frango; Sprock, Antonio Silva.

International Conference on Information Society, i-Society 2011. 2011. p. 398-403 5978479.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ochoa, X, Silveira, IF & Sprock, AS 2011, Collaborative open textbooks for Latin America - The LATIn project. in International Conference on Information Society, i-Society 2011., 5978479, pp. 398-403, International Conference on Information Society, i-Society 2011, London, United Kingdom, 6/27/11.
Ochoa X, Silveira IF, Sprock AS. Collaborative open textbooks for Latin America - The LATIn project. In International Conference on Information Society, i-Society 2011. 2011. p. 398-403. 5978479
Ochoa, Xavier ; Silveira, Ismar Frango ; Sprock, Antonio Silva. / Collaborative open textbooks for Latin America - The LATIn project. International Conference on Information Society, i-Society 2011. 2011. pp. 398-403
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