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Fostering Open Policies On Your Campus and Beyond


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My portion of a Nov 13, 2013 webinar panel about Fostering Open Policies on Your Campus and Beyond done for the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER). Panel included myself, and Quill West OER Project Director Tacoma Community College, Lisa Young Instructional Design Faculty at Scottsdale Community College Maricopa Community College District AZ, and was hosted by James Glapa-Grossklag, President CCCOER Advisory, Dean at College of the Canyons, and Una Daly Community College Outreach Director Open Courseware Consortium. The webinar recording archive is available at

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Fostering Open Policies On Your Campus and Beyond

  1. 1. Fostering Open Policies on Your Campus and Beyond A Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) Webinar 13-Nov-2013 Paul Stacey Associate Director of Global Learning Creative Commons Except where otherwise noted these materials are licensed Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 (CC BY)
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  3. 3. Policy Levels Global Regional National State/Province Municipal Institutional Departmental Personal
  4. 4. • • • • • • • • • Strengthen implementation of OER policies across Europe Ensure education policy incorporate “open” principles Push for all educational content (both textbooks and other educational materials) produced in Europe with public funding (both at European level and in member states) under a free license (CC BY or CC BY--SA) Focus on K-12 education policy Raise awareness and demonstrate advantages of OER Build a COMMUNITY of European OER policy advocates Create CONTENT such as outreach materials on OER and policy analyses Establish CONTACTS with policymakers and key stakeholders to educate and understand Lead: Dr. Alek Tarkowski, Centrum Cyfrowe and CC Poland
  5. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Intellectual Property Rights, Copyright, and Licensing Curriculum Design/Materials Development Human Resource Policy Sourcing (procuring) content Costs ICT Infrastructure and Connectivity File Formats Quality Assurance Policy Guidelines
  6. 6. 1. IP, Copyright and Licensing • IP & copyright policy provides access to materials directly paid for by public funds, public institutions, works created by staff at public institutions, and educational materials produced by government departments and agencies. • Policy makes it widely accessible for the public good under an open licence. Amongst other benefits, this helps eliminate unnecessary duplication of public spending. • Sharing should be the default expectation, not the exception. • Student work?
  7. 7. TAACCCT Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College & Career Training • • • Funded by the US Department of Labor $2 billion over 4 years All courseware openly licensed (CC BY)
  8. 8. CC BY Requirements – specific language • All successful applicants must allow broad access for others to use and enhance project products and offerings, including authorizing for-profit derivative uses of the courses and associated learning materials by licensing newly developed materials produced with grant funds with a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). • This license allows subsequent users to copy, distribute, transmit and adapt the copyrighted work and requires such users to attribute the work in the manner specified by the Grantee. • The purpose of the CCBY licensing requirement is to ensure that materials developed with funds provided by these grants result in Work that can be freely reused and improved by others.
  9. 9. CC BY Requirements – specific language • Work that must be licensed under the CC BY includes both new content created with the grant funds and modifications made to pre-existing, grantee-owned content using grant funds. • Only work that is developed by the grantee with the grant funds is required to be licensed under the CC BY license. Pre-existing copyrighted materials licensed to, or purchased by the grantee from third parties, including modifications of such materials, remain subject to the intellectual property rights the grantee receives under the terms of the particular license or purchase. In addition, works created by the grantee without grant funds do not fall under the CC BY license requirement. • Requirements for open file formats, Open Source Software
  10. 10. 2. Curriculum Design/Materials Development • Material will first be sourced from open content. • Adopt, adapt, create. • Support education institutions (individually or collectively) and organizations to invest resources in the production and sharing of high quality educational resources and ongoing improvement and updating of curricula and teaching materials. • Eliminate unnecessary duplication of effort by building on what already exists elsewhere, take advantage of pooled alternative resources, remove costs of copyright negotiation and clearance, and - over time - engage open communities of practice in ongoing quality improvement and quality assurance
  11. 11. Open Textbooks
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  13. 13. 3. Human Resource Policy • Incorporate the development of OER in job descriptions. • OER produced by faculty members should count towards career advancement. • OER production and publishing would be recognized and given similar credit as peer-reviewed publications • Universities should allow time allocation for faculty to produce OER materials. • Staff involved in OER production would be eligible to receive OER grants (when available).
  14. 14. 4. File Formats • Release content in formats best suited for interoperability and re-use and are searchable and indexable by search engines • Content should be made available in a file format that allows anyone to natively and directly edit the content. Content may be made available in multiple formats, but at least one of these formats must be openly editable by providing the original file format used to create the content. The type of file format varies by type of media. • All new source code developed or created with TAACCCT grant funds will be released under an open license acceptable to either the Free Software Foundation and/or the Open Source Initiative.
  15. 15. • Foster the creation, adoption, and implementation of open policies that advance the public good. • Do this by supporting advocates, organizations, policymakers, and connecting policy opportunities with those who can provide assistance.