Volume 5, Issue 6, November 2017, Page: 58-72
Assessment of Open Educational Resources in Tertiary Institutions: The Computerized Information Model
Wilson Nwankwo, Department of Computer science & Information Technology, Wellspring University, Benin City, Nigeria
Received: Jan. 11, 2018;       Accepted: Jan. 19, 2018;       Published: Jan. 31, 2018
DOI: 10.11648/j.com.20170506.11      View  950      Downloads  22
Abstract
While policies are great vehicles towards planning and realization of developmental programmes, they do not translate to realities without sustained careful implementation and supervision. The Nigeria’s National Policy on Open Educational Resources (OER) for Higher Education is one of such landmark educational policies made in the fall of 2017. Following the obligations created by the said policy on tertiary institutions and the need to achieve a relatively uniform high quality OER repository across board, this paper is articulated to address the challenges envisaged in the process of evaluating/assessing the conformance of the various repositories of Nigerian Universities to ideal benchmarks set by the policy. This paper proposes a computerized information model employing the popular object-oriented approach. It documents a business logic that includes measurable parameters and predicates made dynamic to match the criteria for any evaluation scheme. The result of analysis of user and system requirements produced specifications that were used to generate comprehensive logical attribute and method models. The models provided appropriate coverage on future requirements for implementing a versatile automated evaluation system for OER repositories in Nigeria.
Keywords
Open educational Resources, Nigeria, Education, Policy on Education, NUC, OER
To cite this article
Wilson Nwankwo, Assessment of Open Educational Resources in Tertiary Institutions: The Computerized Information Model, Communications. Vol. 5, No. 6, 2017, pp. 58-72. doi: 10.11648/j.com.20170506.11
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