The usage of open educational resources in MAOR repository

Eli Shmueli*, Anat Cohen

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this paper, an innovative view of open online learning materials repositories will be presented through the example of MAOR, Israel's national repository that is linked to MERLOT. Web-usage mining techniques are utilised to explore three aspects: (a) distribution level of learning object (LO) that was contributed, (b) tools available to the community and its contribution to object quality, (c) transfer from public to personal workspaces. The use of MAOR repository has become substantial and continues to rise every year to both local and global audience. MAOR members contributed more than 3,300 LO and may access to approximately 30,000 in MERLOT. Furthermore, as part of the learning community they share knowledge by adding comments regarding the object and their experiences and benefit from additional information contributed by users in MERLOT. In addition, the potential of the personal workspaces was identified even though it is a new feature in MAOR.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)284-298
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 2012


  • E-learning
  • LOR
  • Learning community
  • Learning object repository
  • MAOR.
  • Meta-data
  • Meta-data and object repository
  • OA
  • OER
  • Open accesses
  • Open educational resources
  • Personal workspaces


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