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Chapter 05. The Open Education Evidence Hub: A Collective Intelligence Tool for Evidence Based Policy

Chapter 05. The Open Education Evidence Hub: A Collective Intelligence Tool for Evidence Based Policy

This is a chapter from the book, Open Educational Resources and Social Media.

This chapter considers a Collective Intelligence approach to collating the evidence needed to support policy in open education. A tool, called the OER Evidence Hub, provides an infrastructure for the OER community to collect examples and data of OER effectiveness and use and then supports the community and others such as policy makers with a community-generated knowledge base to help decision making.

The objectives of this work is to introduce the Evidence Hub – a web site for crowdsourcing evidence-based knowledge with a focus on the Open Education and OERs. The chapter describes the Evidence Hub concept and features, present figures on user engagement, and discuss the results of initial user testing.

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