Challenges and Opportunities when Crossing Languages in the Search for Mathematics Open Educational Resources


The Web we use every day has been built to be international and it is not rare that we meet documents in other languages and han- dle it as well as out translation capacities go. Mathematics learnning resources are no exceptions to this actions. They include the very many explanations and exercise texts that mathematicians make available and that we can (partially) re-use for us to prepare courses. However, mathematics learning resources have challenges that resources of other domains do not have: While their underlying “message” is con- sidered universal, it often differs in its expression forms, in a way that currently no automatic translator can handle. In this paper we present the current approaches to searching for learn- ing resources, how they can be published and found, and how crossing language barriers can open new avenues but presents difficult challeng


, 2015-08-31