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Analysis of existing technological platforms for the collaborative production of open textbooks

TitleAnalysis of existing technological platforms for the collaborative production of open textbooks
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsOchoa, X., Carrillo G., Casali A., Deco C., Gerling V., Frango I., Fager J., Motz R., Parra G., Muñoz-Arteaga J., Araya E., & Maturana J.
EditorsHerrington, J.
PublisherProceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2013
Series TitleWorld Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, Jun 24, 2013 in Victoria, Canada
Volume2013
Edition1
Pagination1106-1115
Date Published06/2013
Secondary PublisherAssociation for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
Place PublishedChesapeake, VA
ISBN978-1-939797-03-2
KeywordsBooktype, connexions, open textbooks, PressBooks, production barriers, Sophie 2.0, Widbook, Wikibooks
Abstract

The production of high-quality open textbooks requires the collaboration of different contributors. This work conducts a comparative analysis of the six different collaborative platforms for the production of books. To be able to compare the platforms, several dimensions extracted from literature of collaborative writing and the requirements associated with open textbooks are described and used. As conclusion of the study, it is clear that Connexions is currently the best option for the collaborative production of open textbooks although it lacks some basic functionality. This work recommend the creation of a new breed of platforms that better support the producers of open textbooks that inherit all the successful capabilities of the current generation.

URLhttp://www.editlib.org/p/112098/
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