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Connexions – an example from Open Education

Connexions - an example from Open Education

Connexions is an environment for the collaborative development, share experiences, and quickly publish educational content on the web, led by Richard Baraniuk, an engineering professor at Rice University (Texas, USA).

Its content is organized in small modules, which are in turn connected to large collections of courses and which can be used and reused under the Creative Commons license. The objective of working with modules is to imitate the functioning of the brain, which instead of being linear like the content that textbooks or encyclopedias usually present, is interrelated, thus allowing students to create connections between different topics, as it will be learned in non-formal teaching contexts.

This tool offers modules in more than 25 languages, including Spanish, and their content is grouped into the following areas: art, business, humanities, mathematics and statistics, science and technology and social sciences.

In the Content Commons section, we can find educational materials for any type of user, from Primary to university students, or even professionals.

Living up to its name, Connexions, promotes communication among creators and provides various forms of collaboration that help this initiative grow faster from the new ideas that are contributed and from which everyone can benefit.

Connexions – an example from Open Education

Connexions - an example from Open Education

Connexions is an environment for the collaborative development, share experiences, and quickly publish educational content on the web, led by Richard Baraniuk, an engineering professor at Rice University (Texas, USA).

Its content is organized in small modules, which are in turn connected to large collections of courses and which can be used and reused under the Creative Commons license. The objective of working with modules is to imitate the functioning of the brain, which instead of being linear like the content that textbooks or encyclopedias usually present, is interrelated, thus allowing students to create connections between different topics, as it will be learned in non-formal teaching contexts.

This tool offers modules in more than 25 languages, including Spanish, and their content is grouped into the following areas: art, business, humanities, mathematics and statistics, science and technology and social sciences.

In the Content Commons section, we can find educational materials for any type of user, from Primary to university students, or even professionals.

Living up to its name, Connexions, promotes communication among creators and provides various forms of collaboration that help this initiative grow faster from the new ideas that are contributed and from which everyone can benefit.