Policy Actions for OER, and a Focus on Recognition


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The presentation created as part of open education week 2012, gives a focus on the results of two European projects which have been used for mainstreaming open educational practices, namely:
- recommendations to policy makers on Mainstreaming OEP, as a result of the OPAL (www.oer-quality.net) project
- a discussion on recognition and certification of learning done through OER (www.oer-europe.net)

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Policy Actions for OER, and a Focus on Recognition

  1. 1. Policy Actions for OER and a focus on recognition Anthony F. Camilleri Open Education Week Webinar Hosted by University of Leicster – 6 March 2012w w w .e fq u e l.o rg
  2. 2. Introductoryw w w .e fq u e l.o rg
  3. 3. EFQUEL• Membership Organisation focusing on Quality in e-Learning and Innovation in Learning more generally• Primarily European Membership – expanding globally quickly• Main Activities – Quality certifications for e-learning and excellent TEL Institutions – Advancing the state-of-the-art through research / promotion projects – EFQUEL Innovation Forumw w w .e fq u e l.o rg
  4. 4. OER Policy RoadmapDownload and re-share the document: w w w .e fq u e lhttp://www.efquel.org/downloads/Policy_Support_OEP.pdf .o rg
  5. 5. A Cynic‘s (but not View of OER inaccurate)• OERs are not used anywhere near as much as is their potential• A mainstream economic-sustainability model has yet to emerge for OER• OEP is still a niche activity in the majority of educational institutions• The proof that OERs increase access is too anecdotalw w w .e fq u e l.o rg
  6. 6. Creating new life requires aperfect combination ofelements w w w .e fq u e l .o rg Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/vickisnature/5950384070/
  7. 7. To flourish OEP needs: held together by a communityw w w .e fq u e l.o rg Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lumaxart/2137737248/
  8. 8. Our recommendationsEnabling Incentivise OEP through LegislationLegislation to Reduce Legislative Burdens through HarmonisationFacilitate OEP Rethink Intellectual Property Law for the 21st CenturySuggested Measures:Open Access Mandates, Cost-Efficiency Rules for Teaching Resources,Harmonised EU Open Access Licenses, major consultation exercise on ‚IP forInnovation‘Empowering Addressing Fragmentation and Trust Issues in LearningLearners to take Resourcesup OEP Promoting the provision of Open Educational AssessmentSuggested Measures:Creating Learning Exchanges or ‚Trusted Repositories‘; Unbundling coursedesign, provision and certificationw w w .e fq u e l Download and re-share the document:.o rg http://www.qualityfoundation.org/downloads/Policy_Support_OEP.pdf
  9. 9. Our recommendationsStrengthening Helping Institutions nurture OEPthe Evidence Addressing Sustainability concerns (finance, governanceBase for OEP & technical) Making the Societal Benefit ExplicitSuggested Measures:best practice-exchange, feasibility analysis of provision models, policy-levelpeer-learning events, indicators for impact of open access on societyCulturing Supporting Truly Open CollaborationInnovation Build a Coalition of Stakeholders aroud Principles ofthrough OpennessNetworksSuggested Measures:Create formal multi-stakeholder consultative body on OER, increase diversityof stakeholders engaged in the discussion.w w w .e fq u e l Download and re-share the document:.o rg http://www.qualityfoundation.org/downloads/Policy_Support_OEP.pdf
  10. 10. Our recommendationsImproving Trust Integrate OEP into Institutional Quality Proceduresin OEP Create Open Academic / Scientific Trust InfrastructuresSuggested Measures:Find ‚launch partners‘ to mainstream quality pilots, support the creation of anindependent and non-profit academic impact service (pilots & implementation)A la carte adoption of recommendations is not an optionw w w .e fq u e l Download and re-share the document:.o rg http://www.qualityfoundation.org/downloads/Policy_Support_OEP.pdf
  11. 11. Some thoughts on recognitionMore information available from:http://www.oer-europe.net w w w .e fq u e l .o rg
  12. 12. Different Approaches Emerging MITx OER university Stanford Engineering Everywhere Recognition of Prior Learning Traditionally Assessed OERs Peer to Peer Universityw w w .e fq u e l.o rg
  13. 13. The one problem.... Please just give me a simple certificate I actually understand!w w w .e fq u e l.o rg Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kristiand/3223044657/
  14. 14. A Possible Solution Leverage existing Tools ECTS, EQF and Recognition of Prior Learning (e.g. Ireland, France) give us an existing framework to work with Take advantage of the possibilities of Open Provision Open Licenses Allow Unlimited Unbundling of Course Design, Provision, Certification and Recognition. Imagine each stage offered by a different or even by a multitude of institutions. Provide an Easy-to-Use Translation Tool OERTest is creating a simple recognition and transparency tool modelled on the European Diploma Supplmenetw w w .e fq u e l.o rg
  15. 15. In Conclusionw w w .e fq u e l.o rg
  16. 16. we need to reach out to achieve our ideal of opennessw w w .e fq u e l.o rg
  17. 17. Credits for this presentation... www.oer-quality.net www.oer-europe.net both projects financed by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commissionw w w .e fq u e l Disclaimer: This presentation represents the views of the author/s and does not reflect the views of the European.o rg Commission.
  18. 18. „Policy Actions for OER, and a focus on recognition“ THANK-YOU for your attention Anthony F. Camilleri anthony@camilleri.com http://www.slideshare.net/anthonycamilleri/Feedback is welcome!Presentation delivered at Open Education Week Webinar06.03.2012 Hosted by University of Leiceterwww.efquel.org w w w .e fq u e l .o rg