SFC & Open University Update by David Beards and Ronald MacIntyre

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SFC & Open University Update by David Beards, SFC and Ronald MacIntyre, Open University Scotland.

ALT Scotland SIG Open Education Open Scotland event, Edinburgh, 3 June 2014

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SFC & Open University Update by David Beards and Ronald MacIntyre

  1. 1. Open Scotland summit SFC & Open University update 3 June 2014
  2. 2. ‘Jisc will foster and secure the benefits of open access to resources and open source software for research and education’ • Infrastructure: Repositories, Open Standards • Resources: e.g. Open Jorum • Policies: Open access publishing and research data management • Practices: Digital Curation  Have you joined the Jisc Cost-sharing group? The ‘Open Agenda’ and ‘New Jisc’
  3. 3. • ‘…Open learning resources and the power of online curriculum delivery…’ • ‘SFC to take forward a short-term project to further develop and enhance the sector’s capacity in online pedagogy’ • Proposal from Open University provided basis for discussion • Negotiation on activities that would engage the whole sector • Agreed £1.276M over 3 years (to AY2016-17) 2013 Letter of Guidance to SFC
  4. 4. • Analysis of current open educational practices (OEP) • Events programme across Scotland to raise awareness of OEP • Development of an online hub to share best practice • Development of a small number of high quality OERs of particular benefit to Scotland • Badging of informal learning • Learning design to overcome barriers to participation • Research and evaluation to build strong evidence base • Evaluation of various economic models of openness ‘Open Project’ outputs
  5. 5. What we talk about when we talk about open …[from Carver 1981]  We often talk about these things  The License  Technology [enabler and barrier]  Learning Design  Content  We also talk about these things  Platforms & repositories  Meta data, Granularity, interoperability & findability  Marketing
  6. 6. What we are really talk[ing] about when we talk about open … [from Carver 1981]  Teaching and Learning  Widening Participation  A Shift in Knowledge and Power
  7. 7. What we ought we to talk about when we talk about open … [from Carver 1981]  Hearts and Minds [in the room, not in the room]  “Real” and Effective Partnerships [openness mutual trust and unusual suspects]  What that shift means, its pace and its sustainability

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