Collaborative open textbooks for Latin America - The LATIn project

Xavier Ochôa, 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
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages398-403
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780956426383
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Information Society, i-Society 2011

Keywords

  • Collaborative content creation
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Mashups

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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