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Developing Quality Guidelines for OER


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Regional Consultation Workshop on Quality Guidelines for Open Educational Resources on 13-15 March 2013 at Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad

Regional Consultation Workshop on Quality Guidelines for Open Educational Resources on 13-15 March 2013 at Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad

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  • 1. Regional Consultation Workshop on Developing Quality Guidelines for OERProfessor Dr. Md. Abdul MannanVice ChancellorEuropean University of BangladeshandHonorary AdviserCommonwealth of LearningEmail:
  • 2. OER and QA: Tensions/ Challenges Institutional conservatism vs Openness Individualism vs collectivism Expansion for Quantity vs openness for opportunity Print media vs electronic media. OER Movement vs Quality Development of OER and Quality
  • 3. OER Development-Embryonic Stage Accessing information Liberalizing information Understanding OER and its benefits Open licensing and copyright Capacity building (technical know- how, infrastructure etc) Emphasis on availability of resources Tools and repositories
  • 4. OER Development Evolving Stage OER – means of transforming education Beyond access- Open Learning Combining formal and informal learning construction + sharing External validation for quality improvement/assurance Change of educational culture as against availability of resources only OER – value added mechanism
  • 5. Scope- OER Categories Open Course Ware: the release of the core teaching and learning materials at any level of education globally. Open Publishing: Publication of journal materials, text book etc. without the need to pay for license, access fee etc. Open Artifacts: Individual resources, images, libraries, data sets etc. Open support: Supporting materials and tools, for learning, methodological guide for QA, education practices and software etc.
  • 6. Role Players in OER Creators/Users Hosters: Regulators Validators Institutions
  • 7. Transforming Education: Potential of OER Institutional level: Internal Quality Assurance Process Quality Assurance /Accreditation Bodies Academic Recognition bodies
  • 8. Institutional OER Quality Assurance: Challenges Integrate OER into institutional quality assurance policy and practices Internal process for validating quality of education materials Improving quality through peer review process Improving materials through peer review process Revise/remix for contextualization, personalization and localization; Choosing and integrating resources into teaching and learning activities CPD for creation and use of OER Engaging students for selection and adaptation of OER Sharing and collaborating externally Defining responsibility of assuring quality of any content use in teaching and learning Embedding creation and use of OER in the institutional culture
  • 9. Quality Assurance /Accreditation Bodies: Challenges National QA policy to support OER Accreditation bodies recognize role of OER in qualification recognition Fostering QA and assessment of programs and institutional QA mechanisms Fostering use of OER and assessing educational resources produced, adapted and used
  • 10. Role of Quality Assurance /Accreditation Bodies Develop understanding of OER and its impacts on quality assurance and recognition Develop copyright/Creative Commons License focusing around OER Include OER as good practice in QA and Recognition
  • 11. Validation Bodies Validated validation bodies Encourage user-centered quality mechanisms to allow community to ensure quality (peer-review, commenting, rating). Assessment and certification of OER Assessment and certification of learning outcomes achieved through OER.