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Open Policy Introduction at the Festival of Learning

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  1. 1. Open Licensing Policy Amanda Coolidge, Senior Manager Open Education at BCcampus June 6, 2015 @acoolidge
  2. 2. open.bccampus.ca Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License. Feel free to use, modify or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution.
  3. 3. open.bccampus.ca Slides: https://goo.gl/0fWhSs Documentation: https://goo.gl/81RahO Open Education Policy Guide: https://goo.gl/KDn9uT
  4. 4. open.bccampus.ca Agenda 1. What is Open? 2. What is a policy? 3. What is an open policy? 4. How is it implemented? 5. Fears of Open 6. Introduction to the OER Policy Guide 7. Your turn
  5. 5. open.bccampus.ca Goals Goal by Robin Green under CC BY 2.0 1. Understand the basics of Open Policy 2. Be able to articulate examples of open policies 3. Identify an open policy that you can implement at your Institution
  6. 6. What is Open?
  7. 7. open.bccampus.ca The 5 R’s of Open “Open means anyone can freely access, use, modify, and share for any purpose (subject, at most, to requirements that preserve provenance and openness).”
  8. 8. open.bccampus.ca The 5 R’s of Open • Make and own copiesRetain • Use in a wide range of waysReuse • Adapt, modify, and improveRevise • Combine two or moreRemix • Share with othersRedistribute Adapted (color change) from Open Education: A “Simple” Introduction by David Wiley released under CC-BY license
  9. 9. open.bccampus.ca Creative Commons logo by Creative Commons used under a CC-BY 3.0 License CC license image from Copyright in Education & Internet in South African Law used under CC-BY 2.5 South Africa license
  10. 10. open.bccampus.ca
  11. 11. What is Policy?
  12. 12. open.bccampus.ca Policies are a course or principle of action adopted or proposed by a government, foundation, non-profit institution, for-profit business, or individual to solve a problem. Solving Problems
  13. 13. What is an Open Policy?
  14. 14. open.bccampus.ca Open policies are laws, rules and courses of action that facilitate the creation, use or improvement of openly licensed content. Solving Problems
  15. 15. open.bccampus.ca The adoption of open policies can maximize the return on public investments and promote a global commons of resources for innovative reuse. Publicly funded resources should be openly licensed resources. Principles
  16. 16. open.bccampus.ca policy is different than “norms”, “best practice”, “common way of doing things”, More on Policy
  17. 17. open.bccampus.ca policy requires parties to act in a particular fashion if those groups wish to participate in the community/program/initiative More on Policy
  18. 18. open.bccampus.ca policy generally seen as means to working towards overarching goals/strategy of the organization More on Policy
  19. 19. open.bccampus.ca Open licensing policies typically have two parts / options: (1) how will my institution / government openly license what we (staff) create? (2) how will my institution / government require openly licenses on works we fund via grants, contracts, and/or commission to be built? Open Policy
  20. 20. open.bccampus.ca Vision ALL publicly funded resources should be openly licensed resources.
  21. 21. open.bccampus.ca Policy implements that Vision US Department of Labor TAACCCT: “as a condition of the receipt of a grant, the grantee will be required to license to the public all work created with the support of the grant under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC BY) license”
  22. 22. open.bccampus.ca Common Characteristics 1. Specific and address a need 2. Developed collaboratively with stakeholders 3. Make process public and transparent 4. Provide and allow for feedback 5. Evaluation and how do we evaluate (data and stories) 6. How do we change if not working? 7. How will be policy be enforced?
  23. 23. Examples
  24. 24. open.bccampus.ca Funding Mandates Adaptation – copyright with author(s) The materials covered by this contract will be adaptations or enhancements of the original resource, for which the copyright has been established by the original author and who licensed the work for reuse using a Creative Commons (CC) license. All materials produced as adaptations through this contract will be licensed with a Creative Commons (CC) license compatible with the license of the original work. It is the intent of this contract, using grant funds from the Province of British Columbia through the B.C. Open Textbook Project, that the resulting materials be widely distributed as open educational resources (OER) with a CC license. OR New Creation – copyright with author(s) The materials covered by this contract will be a newly created work, for which the copyright will be held by the author or (in the case of a new book that is collaboratively produced by more than one author( the copyright will be jointly owned by all contributing authors. In both cases, the resulting content will be licensed for reuse with a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license. It is the intent of this contract, using grant funds from the Province of British Columbia through the B.C. Open Textbook Project, that the resulting materials be widely distributed as open educational resources (OER) with a CC-BY license.
  25. 25. open.bccampus.ca World Health Organization Ebola Crisis and Zika Emergency
  26. 26. open.bccampus.ca You Pay to Read Research You Fund?
  27. 27. open.bccampus.ca University of Edinburgh http://www.ed.ac.uk/files/atoms/files/openeducationalresourcespolicy.pdf
  28. 28. open.bccampus.ca Conversations- Why is this better? Why is closed supporting the mission? Publicly funded resources should be openly licensed Public mission- use as a baseline Efficiency argument- creating a more efficient working model Stimulate more collaborations Moral cases happening
  29. 29. Fears of Open Activity
  30. 30. OER Policy Guide
  31. 31. Your TURN
  32. 32. open.bccampus.ca Start with a set of principles What is the overall strategy at the Institution? Look at the vision and mission - how would open policy fit nicely into that work- tie this into the existing strategy

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