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OER Schools Conference - Josie Fraser

On 29 January 2015, Leicester City Council, in partnership with De Montfort University, held a free day conference for schools focusing on finding, using, creating and sharing Open Educational Resources (OER). The event builds on the council’s recently released OER guidance and resources, which can be downloaded from

The conference opened with panel presentations and a Q&A session. Josie Fraser reviews the permission provided by Leicester City Council to community and voluntary controlled schools, and discusses how schools can take advantage of this.

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OER Schools Conference - Josie Fraser

  1. 1. OER Schools Conference #OERSCH15 29th January 2015
  2. 2. Welcome! Chair: Richard Hall Panel: Bjoern Hassler, Marieke Guy, Josie Fraser, & Miles Berry #OERSCH15
  3. 3. OER Schools: Permission, Policy, Practice Josie Fraser ICT Strategy Lead (Children’s Capital) Leicester City Council
  4. 4. Why has Leicester City Council given permission for staff at community and voluntary controlled schools in the city to openly license the educational resources they produce in the line of their employment?
  5. 5. • Empowering schools and school staff • Promoting & sharing great work • Ensuring Public Value • Equality of access to learning for all • Understanding & modelling copyright • Supporting collaborative & open practice
  6. 6. What does the permission mean? • “Educational resources” • “Openly licence” • Why do we need a local policy in place? • What about voluntary aided schools, foundation schools (or trusts), and academies?
  7. 7. Leicester City Council recommends Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)‘ OER Schools: Permission, Policy, Practice by Josie Fraser/Leicester City Council, is licensed under CC BY 4.0
  8. 8. Key questions for schools • Do staff know about open licensing? • Are all staff aware of the new permission? • Which is your schools preferred open licence? • What resources should/could schools and staff be sharing? • How staff be supported to share work openly?