The Open Educational Resources Special Interest Group (SIG OER), promotesandfacilitates the creation of communities, knowledgegenerationandsharing, collaboration, andstrategic planning regarding Open Educational Resources and Open Education in highereducation in the Netherlands. The activities of the SIG OER are co-ordinatedby a core team of experts from the variousinstitutionsconcerned. The SIG has therefore been set up byandfor the highereducation sector, and is supportedby SURF.
OCWC Global Conference 2013: Supporting OER policy making in Dutch Higher Education: strategy workshops
BY SURF AND THE SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP OERSupporting OER policy making in DutchHigher Education: strategy workshopsNicolai van der Woert (Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, NL)OCWC Global 2013, May 8th 2013, Bali, Indonesia
Introduction• Nicolai van der Woert, MSc Ed, MSc Elmac• Senior consultant educational innovation,Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre• Core committee of Special Interest Group OER• Editor of OER trendreport 2012, 2013
OER support structure in the NetherlandsSURF: national organisation for ICT in Education• Three year program for OER• Innovation and support• Conferences and workshopsSpecial Interest Group OER• Volunteers/experts from HE institutions, core group of 8 persons• 400 members on linked-in• Community, cooperation, co creation• Workshops, lectures, conference presentations• Blogging about conferences• Sharing knowledge and news• Trendreport 2012, 2013• Tips for using and producing OER• Assisting institutions with policy development
This presentation:• Why did we decide to develop a strategy workshop forpolicy making?• What is the workshop about? Features.goals,content,setup.• Case description: university "X"
State of openness @ Dutch higher education• How does Dutch higher education stand as regards OER?> study carried out by the Dutch Open University> commissioned by SURF and Wikiwijs• Two main questions:1.To what extent do Dutch higher education institutions have apolicy on the development, sharing and use/reuse of OER?2.What OER are already available (or potentially available) inDutch higher education?
Does your educational institution have a sharedvision for OER?03.8%7.7%23.1%65.4%0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70%Don‟t know.Yes, there is a clear, shared vision.Other, namely…Yes, a shared vision is starting to takeshape.No, there is no shared vision.
Does your educational institution have an OERpolicy, comprising specific activities to achieve theinstitutions vision for OER?Yes, we have apolicy and it isactually beingimplementedinstitution-wide.4%Yes, we have apolicy and it isactually beingimplemented byentities within theorganisation.4%No, but a policy iscurrently beingdeveloped withinorganisationalentities.19%No, but a policy iscurrently beingdevelopedinstitution-wide.23%No, we do not havea policy.50%
Reasons for OER policy (top three)1. Raise the institution‟s profile (internationally) (86%).2. Attract the right students and help them choose the right programme(57%).3. Reach new target groups (57%).
Reasons for no OER policy (top three)1. Our institution does not have expertise in the area of OER (21%).2. Don‟t know (21%).3. The Executive Board at our institution does not see any added value inOER (16%). Other priorities prevent us paying attention to OER.
GoalSURF wants to help institutions in developing a vision and policy on OpenOnline Education. Goal of the workshop is to facilitate this.• Inform about possibilities of OER and OCW, open education• Develop a vision on the use of OER• Design institutional policy for OER• Conclusions and priorities >> agenda for next steps• Follow up actions are for the university to carry out
For whom?All Dutch universities (academic and professional education) which want to developa vision and/or policy on Open Online Education• Target group: Managers, deans and provosts, consultants, educationalists, policymakers, teachers, students.• 9-25 participants• In 2013 max. 10 strategy workshops• “Sold out” after 3 weeks
By whom?• The SURF OER program: initiative and fundingwww.surf.nl/openeducationalresources• 1 workshop facilitator, 2 OER experts from the special interest group OER.
Some characteristics• Location: always on Campus of the institution.• Tailor made. Specific situation and questions of the university are leading.Strategic focus of the university gives direction.• Intake session >> goals >>design >> workshop >> report of results >>evaluation• On basis of the workshops: development of toolkit- How to set up and design strategy workshops for open online education- Example Outcomes and follow-up of the 10 workshops
Case University X• 40 participants, 2 board members, deans, educational management, supportmanagement, teachers• 3 hour workshop• Goal: answering the question how the university will incorporate the strategic useof Open Online Education in the new 4-year planning period• Policy context: will be part of the new strategic plan
10.00 Welcome by board of the university10.10 Toelichting doel en opzet workshop door moderator SI110.15 Presentation „Trends in educational innovation‟10.35 Presentatie „Trends in open online education and the impactfor Dutch Higher Education‟11.15 Workshop „Implications of these trends for the university‟4 groups with moderator- Most important conclusions?- Implications and impact?- Chances?12.10 Lines of action - 4 groups with moderatorTranslate chances to ambitions, goals, and concrete actions.12.55 Wrap up, closure by the boardworkshop program
• Definition of new target populations (Life LongLearners, Alumni, international students, international masters)• Use Open Online Education for adressing strategic educational problemslike- Quality of education- Number of students (IN, OUT)- Efficiency• Invest in niche markets instead of a broader range of products >>innovation• Finding the right students, finding talent, motivating them to come andstudy• Connect to new educational philosophy, mark of distintion• Branding and showing quality• Extra materials for weak students and excellent studentsSome outcomes
• Connecting the new insights to other elements of the 4 yearplan, alignment• Prioritising and allocating money from the budget• Finding the right people to carry out the changes• Teacher education• From policy to concrete resultsSome challenges
• Many institutions want to start with Open Online Education, but need help to startformulating a vision and policy• Policy level and institutional strategy are a good basis to start talking,• Connect to educational innovation, 4-6 year horizon• Time is right to make a move, Open Online Education is on the agenda• Active community helps a lot• OER >> Open Online Education• Next steps for SURF:- Scenario study- Study tour for board members- ToolkitTake home messages
WNicolai van der WoertN.vanderWoert@rz.umcn.nlhttps://twitter.com/OER_NLnicolai.van.der.woerthttp://www.linkedin.com/groups/Dutch-Special-Interest-Group-Open-3681051www.surfspace.nl/oer or www.surf.nl/oerNicolai van der Woert+31243615292available under Creative Commons By licence 3.0 NLwww.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/nl