The research presented in this thesis is based in the Humanities discipline of Ancient History and begins by attempting to understand the interpretation process involved in reading ancient documents and how this process can be aided by computer systems such as Decision Support Systems (DSS). The thesis balances between the use of IT tools to aid Humanities research and the understanding that Humanities research must involve human beings. It do ... [truncated at 450 characters in length]
|Abstract||Within the last two decades, a new form of scholarly publishing has developed within educational organisations. In addition to the usual process of submitting papers for print publication, academics and researchers can also self-archive their work by depositing it in an Institutional Repository (IR). Institutional Repositories are open access archives for papers, articles, theses or other material which are hosted and maintained by the institutio ... [truncated at 450 characters in length]|
Over the past few decades, the scientific community has tested interventions which, when implemented successfully, have resulted in significant reductions in maternal mortality and morbidity. Unfortunately, these have not been consistently used in regions with the highest maternal mortality and morbidity rates. The ‘three delays’ model has been used to explain delays in women accessing emergency obstetric car ... [truncated at 450 characters in length]
The term Open Educational Resources (OER) was coined in 2002 in discussions at the Forum on the Impact of Open Courseware UNESCO. It describes "the provision of educational resources on open license, enabled by information technologies and communication, for consultation, use and adaptation by a community of users with non-commercial purposes".
In June 2012, Community OER and UNESCO celebrated 10 years in the area of Open World Congress ... [truncated at 450 characters in length]
|Author||José Vladimir Burgos Aguilar; María del Carmen Cabrera; Elizabeth Cadme; et al|
|Abstract||Over the last decade, open educational resources (OER) initiatives have created new possibilities for knowledge-sharing practices. This research examines how, where, and when OER are attracting attention in the higher education sector and explores to what extent the OER discussion has moved beyond the English-speaking world. This study analysed English, Spanish, and Portuguese OER queries over a long-term period (2007-2011). The data retrieval wa ... [truncated at 450 characters in length]|