Defining co-creation

2 Co-creation of study materials

Involving students in the creation process of course materials not only actively engages them with the subject material, it also provides a learning opportunity for 21st century skills such as digital literacy, multidisciplinary collaboration and self-directed learning. Furthermore, co-creation also encompasses the input from fellow educators from related disciplines and stakeholders in the professional field, augmenting the diversity of perspectives offered through education. Creating course content often proves to be a highly time-consuming process for the educator, with a lot of time being spent on course management and hence reducing their focus on content. The time bottleneck is peculiarly present in higher and adult education where educators have a wide variety of roles and a large number of students. Involving different stakeholders in this field might enhance the quality of the resources and might be less time consuming since the quality and time spent on the design of the resources no longer depends on one person. Co-creating study materials becomes a shared responsibility.

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