Current educational resource funding cycle
does not maximize dissemination, economic efficiency, social impact Government RFPs announced, education grants awarded Slowed learning, poor return on public investment Educational resources produced Public granted little or no reuse rights Peer review limited to grantee's institution Public does not know about education resources Copyright with grantee, no obligation to share Content only used at grantee institution
Optimized educational resource funding cycle
maximizes public access, economic efficiency, social impact Government RFPs announced, open license requirements included, education grants awarded Accelerated learning, maximum return on public investment Educational resources produced Public granted full reuse rights Peer review broadene d to education communit y Public knows about education resources Copyright vests with grantee, all resources openly licensed Content used by grantee and beyond
IDEA ● ● ● ●
● ● ● Warsaw CC Summit 2011 OER on the radar of policymakers CC affiliates requested support current efforts decentralized and uncoordinated need a network to share and discuss need best data, toolkits, arguments let’s not miss opportunities that arise!
MISSION ● 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.
PRINCIPLES ● ‘Open Policy’ mantra:
publicly funded resources are openly licensed resources ● Default aim for licensing: Open Definition (with preference for CC BY and CC0). ● Do not recreate the wheel; leverage expertise ● Work with existing policy recommendations: Paris OER, BOAI, Panton Principles, Communia, etc. ● Free for anyone to join. Contribute and abide by mission and guiding principles.
WORK PLAN ● Link to,
catalog, and curate existing policy resources. ● Build new resources and/or services only where capacity or expertise does not currently exist. ● Connect policy makers to experts. ● Provide baseline level of assistance for all opportunities. ● Share information with openly with members and the public, using open licenses (of course), multiple languages, transparent fashion.
Credits ● Open Policy Network
slides – from Tim Vollmer @ Creative Commons ● Big idea Icon - from the Noun Project, Public Domain ● Blueprint Icon - by Dimitry Sokolov, from The Noun Project - CC BY ● Check List Icon - by fabrice dubuy, from The Noun Project - CC BY ● Hackathon - by Iconathon 2012 - CC0 ● Question Icon - by Rémy Médard, from The Noun Project - CC BY