Regional Consultation Workshop on Developing Quality Guidelines for OERProfessor Dr. Md. Abdul MannanVice ChancellorEuropean University of BangladeshandHonorary AdviserCommonwealth of LearningEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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
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.
Role Players in OER Creators/Users Hosters: Regulators Validators Institutions
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
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
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
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.