Peer reviewed courses in OpenCourseWare at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid: towards a P2P assessment system for OERs

Eva Méndez and Susan Webster

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Peer review is common practice with scholarly papers and articles prior to publication, but this is not quite the case with educational content, particularly with Open Educational Resources (OERs). The Quality Group for the OpenCourseWare (OCW) Project at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid decided to set up a system to validate the quality of the teaching materials published on its OCW site. This paper describes the process involved and the results obtained as well as current and future developments to improve the system. It is hoped that this will be of interest to other institutions running OpenCourseWare projects, whether they be newcomers or experienced practitioners in the field.

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