#OCWCGlobal Presentation open policy

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Presentation of Gijs Houwen and Alek Tarkowski on Open Policies.
Part of the workshop Getting started with Open Education

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  • Why an open policy – OER as means to endsInstitutional goalsDo you need an open policy, will it help?!Character (binding?Formal?)Approval, relate to other policies, Business/StrategyStart small, experimentEvaluate, set criteria
  • #OCWCGlobal Presentation open policy

    1. 1. Open Policy Why do we need policies for Open Education? Alek Tarkowski, Creative Commons Poland Gijs Houwen, Delft University of Technology OpenCourseWare in the European HE context opencourseware.eu with the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union 1
    2. 2. Agenda • Why Open policy? • OER Policies - Examples • What’s in a Policy? • Types of Policy • Open Policy Guidelines • Practical: Outline your own Policy • Discussion: Questions and Feedback opencourseware.eu with the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union 2
    3. 3. Why policies for Open Education? • Inspiration from Open Access movement: top- down policies necessary to provide scale. • Just as important are: – grassroots activities – infrastructure opencourseware.eu with the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union 3
    4. 4. OER Policies • Policies can be defined and applied at different levels of educational system: – International (Paris Declaration) – National / regional (Open Scotland) – Consortia (OCW Consortium) – Institutional (Hewlett Foundation) – Binding / Non-binding – Formal / Non-formal opencourseware.eu with the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union 4
    5. 5. What’s in a policy? • An OER policy should define: – Licensing standard – Technical requirements (most importantly, related to storing and making available resources) – Other standards (format, accessibility) opencourseware.eu with the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union 5
    6. 6. OER policy - Licensing • Hewlett Foundation: „OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others.” • UNESCO, Paris Declaration: „teaching, learning and research materials in any medium, digital or otherwise, that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions.” opencourseware.eu with the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union 6
    7. 7. Open Policy - Guidelines • Case Study Library: – Best Practice – Different levels of policy – Lessons learned and advice – Open Toolkits opencourseware.eu with the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union 7
    8. 8. Open Policy - Guidelines 1. Starting point 2. Goal: What do you want? 3. Why Open Policy? 4. What type of policy? 5. How to Realize? 6. How to Implement? 7. How to Evaluate? opencourseware.eu with the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union 8
    9. 9. Open Policy - Practical • Group work: Create an outline for your Policy (20 min.) – Focus on process as well as policy – Be pragmatic – Policy vs. Practice opencourseware.eu with the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union 9
    10. 10. Open Policy - Discussion • Questions? • Problems? • Feedback? opencourseware.eu with the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union 10

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