Seize the Day: Turning European OEP into a Reality
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Presentation on mainstreaming open educational practices, given on behalf of EFQUEL at the UNESCO Global OER Congress 2012 in Paris.

Presentation on mainstreaming open educational practices, given on behalf of EFQUEL at the UNESCO Global OER Congress 2012 in Paris.

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  • Open AccessOpenness can foster quality development – not an exclusive condition, althoughQuality provider of the future
  • We see openness as a value across educational processes, and in a word, we call this open educational practices


  • 1. Seizing the Day Turning European OEP into a reality Quality Services Manager – EFQUEL Anthony F. Camilleri World Open Education Resources Congress – Open Session 21st June 2012 – Paris,
  • 2. Why do we Care? Openness is a key element of a well functioning quality
  • 3. Openness of?- Research for critique and learning- Teaching materials for enhancing collaboration- Learning pathways to enable personalised learning experiences- Access for reasons of equity- Procedures for transparency and reliability from Open Resources Open to
  • 4. An urgent case for change Today’s education systems are: - Unsustainable - Not scalable - Not cost-effective (Rory McGeal –EFQUEL/UNESCO OEP Seminar) Higher education is not performing well enough to provide Europe with enough people with the right kinds of skills to create jobs and growth (EC Modernisation Agenda)
  • 5. A rare opportunity In an environment of austerity: Innovation can thrive IF Supporting Policies are Put into Place Stakeholders and Policy-Makers Cooperate on Enabling
  • 6. A to-do list for policy makersEnabling Legislation – incentivise OEP, reducelegislative burdens, rethink IP lawEmpowering Learners – address fragmentation,systematise OEP assessmentStrengthening Evidence – show the societalbenefit, address sustainability concernsCulture Network Innovation – truly opencollaboration through stakeholder involvementImprove Trust – Open Scientific TrustInfrastructures, OEP in HEI quality
  • 7. EFQUEL‘s contribution• OEP integrated into our quality certifications• Hosting best-practice repository on OEP• Studying awarding credit for Open Learning through OER test• Constant contact with EU policy levels• Promoting Network-Collaboration through our
  • 8. How can we do more together?
  • 9. Thank-You for Your Attention Seize the Day Turning European OEP into a Reality Anthony F. Camilleri Presentation available from: Feedback is welcome! Released under a Creative Commons Under the following conditions: Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 Belgium License Attribution — You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but You are free: not in any way that suggests that they endorse • to Share — to copy, distribute and transmit you or your use of the work). the work Share Alike — If you alter, transform, or build • to Remix — to adapt the work upon this work, you may distribute the work only under the same or similar license to this one.