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Into the Open – a critical overview of open education policy and practice in Scotland

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A critical overview of open education policy and practice in Scotland presented at #ALTC at the University of Warwick in September 2016

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Into the Open – a critical overview of open education policy and practice in Scotland

  1. 1. INTO THE OPEN a critical overview of open education policy and practice in Scotland Lorna M. Campbell OER Liaison – Open Scotland, University of Edinburgh
  2. 2. Learning, Teaching & Web • Part of Information Services • Supports digital student experience and provides learning and teaching technology services to the University. • Including educational design & engagement, e-learning, digital skills training, the University website, multimedia and classroom technology teams, Wikimedian in Residence, open education and MOOCs. • Open Scotland.
  3. 3. Open Scotland is a cross sector initiative that aims to raise awareness of open education, encourage the sharing of open educational resources, and explore the potential of open policy and practice to benefit all sectors of Scottish education. openscot.net
  4. 4. Original Open Scotland partners
  5. 5. Now supported by
  6. 6. • Perception that open education is peripheral to Scot Gov priorities. • Lack of a statistical evidence base supporting impact of open education on learners. • Scottish Open Education Declaration brought to attention of Cabinet Secretaries for Education by ALT Scotland SIG. • Encouraging but non- commital. • Interest from Slovenian Government.
  7. 7. • SFC Funded, 2014 – 2017. • Aims to facilitate best practice in open education in Scotland. • Activities include running workshops & events, providing expert guidance, collating case studies, supporting open practice communities. • Particularly successful in engaging with third sector. • Learning Design and Thinking About Open workshops running throughout September. • Open courses launched: • Becoming an Open Educator . • Understanding Parkinson’s with Parkinson’s UK. • My Seaweed Looks Weird, with UHI & Scottish Association for Marine Science. • OEPS Blog https://oepscotland.org/ • OEPS Project http://www.oeps.ac.uk/
  8. 8. Glasgow Caledonian University • Approved interim OER Policy. • Undertaking advocacy and OER awareness training. • Have established EdShare repository • https://edshare.gcu.ac.uk/ • 300 resources deposited in first 6 months. • 40% are CC licensed.
  9. 9. University of Edinburgh • OER Vision building on • History of the Edinburgh Settlement. • Excellent education and research collections. • Traditions of the Enlightenment and civic mission. • OER Policy • Approved by Learning and Teaching Committee. • Encourages staff and students to use, create and publish OERs to enhance the quality of the student experience. • Help colleagues make informed decisions about creating and using OER in support of the University’s OER Vision.
  10. 10. http://open.ed.ac.uk/
  11. 11. https://media.ed.ac.uk/
  12. 12. https://www.tes.com/member/OpenEd
  13. 13. https://sketchfab.com/openededinburgh
  14. 14. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:OpenEdEdinburgh
  15. 15. https://www.flickr.com/photos/143662088@N08/
  16. 16. https://www.youtube.com/user/OpenEdinburghUni
  17. 17. open.ed.ac.uk
  18. 18. Wikimedian in Residence • Aims to facilitate a sustainable relationship between university & Wikimedia UK to benefit of both communities. • Training and workshops to further quantity and quality of open knowledge and the University’s commitment to digital literacy. • Encourage more women editors to engage with Wikimedia. • Enhance coverage and prestige of articles about women. • WiR blog http://thinking.is.ed.ac.uk/wir/ • University of Edinburgh & OER16 awarded Wikimedia UK’s 2016 Partnership of the Year Award.
  19. 19. University of Dundee • No OER policy as yet but hoping to progress one. • Sharing student developed content on Vimeo and Flickr channels. • Showcase of OER from Masters in Medical Art students. • School of Dentistry sharing dental models on Sketchfab.
  20. 20. MOOCs
  21. 21. FE Sector • FE sector is bedding down after upheaval of regionalisation. • Merging institutional systems & creating infrastructure to share is a priority. • Re:Source repository hosted by Jorum moved to http://www.resourceshare.ac.uk/ • More interest in walled garden approach to sharing, e.g. Blended Learning Consortium ld by Heart of Worcestershire College. cf COLEG initiative. • Sector is accepting of open educational practice and OER in theory, but cautious in actual practice.
  22. 22. Jisc • Announced retirement of Jorum in 2015. • Service will close on 30th September 2016. • Jorum customers can export copies of their resources http://www.jorum.ac.uk /support/guides/exporti ng-your-uploaded- resources-from-jorum/ • Some content will be migrated to the new Jisc Content and App Store. • …
  23. 23. ALT Scotland SIG • Supports Open Scotland. • Liaises with OEPS. • Brings together policy makers. • Raises awareness of open education at Scot Gov level. • Hosts annual events to showcase use of education technology and open education across sector.
  24. 24. National Library of Scotland • Continue to review open licensing policy with a view to making more content openly available. • CC-BY on images up to 1000px, core metadata & OCR (unless library doesn’t own copyright). • CC-0 for metadata supplied to Europeana • CC-BY-NC-SA on images > 1000px, extended metadata (such as long form descriptions) & manual transcription. • Planning to load more images on to WikiCommons.
  25. 25. 10th anniversary
  26. 26. 5th anniversary
  27. 27. With thanks to... Slide 1 & 28 Lorna M. Campbell, CC BY. Slide 2 Lawrence OP, CC BY NC ND 2.0 https://www.flickr.com/photos/paullew/14734020595/ Sarah Cornelius, University of Aberdeen; Sam Coulter, University of West Scotland; Linda Creanor, Glasgow Caledonian University; Kerr Gardiner, University of Glasgow; Marion Kelt, Glasgow Caledonian University; Natalie Lafferty, University of Dundee; Kenjij Lamb, College Development Network; Joe Wilson, joewilson.net Photographs Contact Lorna M. Campbell, lorna.m.campbell@ed.ac.uk | lorna.m.campbell@icloud.com Open Scotland http://openscot.net/ | Open World http://lornamcampbell.org/

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