Using Trust Telling and Amicable Inquiry for Open Educational Resources to Strengthen a University Network in Thailand

  • Jaitip Nasongkhla
  • J. Ana Donaldson


This project explores using trust telling and amicable (nonconfrontational) inquiry to strengthen a university network in Thailand as a source of social transformation and the creation of culturally relevant open educational resources (OERs). Trust telling in this context included the sharing of oneself through widespread options of media via the Internet, two-way communication, and amicable kinds of questions along with storytelling. The study results describe how university network members from different regional cultural backgrounds in Thailand used narrative storytelling about their authentic local cuisines. Through this experience, regional academic members accessed and gained a cultural understanding from the community while expressing their personal points of views, and these views were captured into a digital archive. The archives are composed into an open learning object (LO) under a framework of the 4Rs (Wiley, 2009. Impediments to learning object reuse and openness as a potential solution. [Online].Available from (accessed 22 Nov 2015)): reuse, revise, remix open content, and eventually redistribute via an “Open Learning University Network System—OLUN.” The learning system allows authors to pose amicable questions for a culturally relevant learning interaction with the public and fellow scholars.


Social transformation OER Trust telling Storytelling Culturally relevant 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Education Communication TechnologyInnovative Education Technology Research Center, Faculty of Education, Chulalongkorn UniversityBangkokThailand
  2. 2.University of Northern IowaCedar FallsUSA
  3. 3.Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT)BloomingtonUSA

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