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Scottish Open Education Declaration

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Presentation on draft 0.2 of the Scottish Open Education Declaration for the Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Forum, Stirling, 19 March 2015

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Scottish Open Education Declaration

  1. 1. The Scottish Open Education Declaration Lorna M. Campbell
  2. 2. Cetis • Centre for Educational Technology, Interoperability and Standards http://www.cetis.ac.uk/ • A national UK technology advisory centre providing strategic, technical and pedagogical advice on educational technology and standards to funding bodies, standards agencies, government, institutions and commercial partners. The Scottish Open Education Declaration, OEPS Forum, 19 March 2015.
  3. 3. Open Scotland 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. The Scottish Open Education Declaration, OEPS Forum, 19 March 2015.
  4. 4. Open Scotland The Scottish Open Education Declaration, OEPS Forum, 19 March 2015.
  5. 5. Open Scotland Summit • Brought together senior managers, policy makers and key thinkers to explore the development of open education policy and practice in Scotland. • National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, June 2013. The Scottish Open Education Declaration, OEPS Forum, 19 March 2015.
  6. 6. How can openness help to address strategic priorities and challenges? • Can openness address the government’s “Big Ticket” strategic agendas? • Post-16 education. • Knowledge transfer. • Curriculum change. • School – college – university articulation. The Scottish Open Education Declaration, OEPS Forum, 19 March 2015.
  7. 7. UNESCO Paris OER Declaration The Scottish Open Education Declaration, OEPS Forum, 19 March 2015.
  8. 8. Scottish Open Education Declaration http://declaration.openscot.net/ The Scottish Open Education Declaration, OEPS Forum, 19 March 2015.
  9. 9. Paris OER Declaration C. Reinforce the development of strategies and policies on OER: Promote the development of specific policies for the production and use of OER within wider strategies for advancing education. The Scottish Open Education Declaration, OEPS Forum, 19 March 2015.
  10. 10. Scottish Open Education Declaration C. Reinforce the development of strategies and policies for open assessment practices, open educational resources and open online courses. Support the adoption of open licences for all publicly funded educational content. Promote the development and use of open educational resources within wider strategies for advancing education. The Scottish Open Education Declaration, OEPS Forum, 19 March 2015.
  11. 11. • Reclaim Hosting http://reclaimhosting. com/ • Comment Press http://futureofthebook .org/commentpress/ • The Institute for the Future of the Book http://futureofthebook .org The Scottish Open Education Declaration, OEPS Forum, 19 March 2015.
  12. 12. “Open education can promote knowledge transfer while at the same time enhancing quality and sustainability, supporting social inclusion, and creating a culture of inter- institutional collaboration and sharing. In addition, open education can expand access to education, widen participation, create new opportunities for the next generation of teachers and learners and prepare them to become fully engaged digital citizens.” The Scottish Open Education Declaration, OEPS Forum, 19 March 2015.
  13. 13. Education as a public good The Scottish Open Education Declaration, OEPS Forum, 19 March 2015.
  14. 14. Education as a public good The Scottish Open Education Declaration, OEPS Forum, 19 March 2015.
  15. 15. Support for open source software The Scottish Open Education Declaration, OEPS Forum, 19 March 2015.
  16. 16. Scottish Open Education Declaration K. Promote the adoption of procurement policies that give equal consideration to open source software and openly licensed materials, and support the development in education and related sectors of processes and practices to provide a level playing field for open source software and open education resources in procurement. The Scottish Open Education Declaration, OEPS Forum, 19 March 2015.
  17. 17. Technology as an enabler, not a driver The Scottish Open Education Declaration, OEPS Forum, 19 March 2015.
  18. 18. Technology as an enabler, not a driver The Scottish Open Education Declaration, OEPS Forum, 19 March 2015.
  19. 19. Cross sector sharing The Scottish Open Education Declaration, OEPS Forum, 19 March 2015.
  20. 20. “a stronger commitment to openness” The Scottish Open Education Declaration, OEPS Forum, 19 March 2015.
  21. 21. Response • Very positive response but initially assumed to be a formal policy. • Positive response from Mike Russell. • Considerable interest internationally. • Added to the CC OER Policy Registry. • Featured in the Open Education Consortium Newsletter. • Presented at OERde. • Incorporated into the POERUP open education policy guidelines for Scotland. The Scottish Open Education Declaration, OEPS Forum, 19 March 2015.
  22. 22. Scottish Open Education Declaration 0.2 • Second draft of Declaration launched 21/11/2014. • Funding provided by the Open University’s Opening Educational Practices in Scotland project. • Incorporates input from the POERUP project open education policy guidelines for Scotland. The Scottish Open Education Declaration, OEPS Forum, 19 March 2015.
  23. 23. Scottish Open Education Declaration 0.2 “Support capacity building to encourage sustainable open education practice and the development of quality open educational resources. Establish adequately funded professional development programmes to help teachers and other key personnel to understand the benefits of all forms of open education and to encourage them to produce and share high-quality, accessible educational content, resources and experiences, while taking into account local needs and the full diversity of learners.” The Scottish Open Education Declaration, OEPS Forum, 19 March 2015.
  24. 24. The way forward? • Declaration has been sent to Angela Constance. • SFC still appear to regard the Declaration as a worthwhile initiative. • Evidence of Declaration being used at institutional level. • ALT Scotland SIG event planned in June. • Not clear what Jisc’s plans are with relation to open education. The Scottish Open Education Declaration, OEPS Forum, 19 March 2015.
  25. 25. Laura Czerniewicz: “Policy is great, but policy without a budget can be problematic.” The Scottish Open Education Declaration, OEPS Forum, 19 March 2015.
  26. 26. Evidencing the Declaration • Can you help to provide evidence to good practice across all sectors of Scottish education to illustrate each point of the declaration? The Scottish Open Education Declaration, OEPS Forum, 19 March 2015.
  27. 27. declaration.openscot.net The Scottish Open Education Declaration, OEPS Forum, 19 March 2015.
  28. 28. Licence The Scottish Open Education Declaration. By Lorna M Campbell, lorna.m.campbell@icloud.com of Cetis http://www.cetis.ac.uk is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported Licence http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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