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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2013

The development of a new methodology for knowledge sharing in the interface between university and society - An example from the meat sector

Algers A, Silva-Fletcher A, Gregory N, Hunt M


Design science research was used for the generation, use and evaluation of a model for knowledge sharing in the user community through open educational resources (OER). The focus of interest was on the development process of a model for knowledge sharing that emphasizes the characteristics and the needs of the user community; the empowerment and democratic issues of openness; the collaboration between institutions and dialog with society; and the consideration of quality and sustainability issues. Initially, the community needs were analyzed through surveys and workshops, and the findings used, through negotiations, to formulate the development process. An open-training platform served as an infrastructure and included a repository with OER, a wiki and a discussion forum. The purpose of this article is an attempt to provide universities with a plan and template for integrated knowledge sharing that responds to societal needs. Usability and usefulness has not been evaluated. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Open educational resources; Knowledge sharing; Repository; Community; Design science research

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Meat Science
2013, volume: 95, number: 3, pages: 672-678

Authors' information

Algers, Anne
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Food Science
Silva-Fletcher, Ayona
Royal Veterinary College
Gregory, Neville
Royal Veterinary College
Hunt, Melvin C
Kansas State University

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG2 Zero hunger
SDG4 Quality education

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