Gartner Research

The Emergence of 'Mashware' Points to a New Digital Resource for Educators

Published: 23 May 2013

ID: G00252487

Analyst(s): Allen Weiner

Summary

The emergence of open educational resources and new, lightweight publishing platforms has led to the concept of mashware.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • An explosion in open educational resources (OER) content, as well as atomized copyrighted educational materials, offers educators the ability to mix and match content and related tools such as quizzes and social sharing
  • Declining budgets and increasing costs are leading to creative solutions to deliver high-quality, relevant instructional material to students
  • Dissonance over devices and their related operating systems is leading to solutions created using open platforms such as HTML5

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