This project examined how far we could use existing enterprise software services at Macquarie University for creating a research repository. This also included the feasibility of creating and curating a Learning Commons by creating:
- sharable learning resources – courseware, content modules, learning objects, learner-support materials, assessment tools, research data repositories and online learning communities
- resources to support teachers by creating or adapting OERs, using existing training materials and tools
- curated and accredited resources to assure the quality of educational practices.
It required the development of an interactive environment for updating the content to maintain its currency. We also want students to engage with the content, to reflect on what they are learning by tagging, rating and commenting on content and also to contribute new content.