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Saudi Arabia’s National Open Education Strategy, Master Plan & Policy

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Open Education Global Conference (Cape Town). Presenters: Paul Stacey, Abdullah Almegren, Cable Green

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Saudi Arabia’s National Open Education Strategy, Master Plan & Policy

  1. 1. Saudi Arabia’s National Open Education Strategy, Master Plan & Policy Abdullah Almegren, Cable Green, & Paul Stacey Except where otherwise noted presentation licensed using Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
  2. 2. OPEN BOOK PROJECT Educational Diplomacy 2013-2014
  3. 3. OER Exchange Program Promoting Open Educational Resources Middle East & North Africa 1- 21-March-2014 Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Tunisia, Yemen, USA Sponsored by: US State Department, Arab League, ALECSOOER Exchange Participants photo by Ismail Mekkaoui Alaoui CC BY 4.0
  4. 4. MENA Site Visits Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar Paul Stacey Mary Lou Forward James Glapa-Grossklag October 2014 United States Central Intelligence Agency. Northern Africa and the Middle East. [Washington, D.C.: Central Intelligence Agency, 2009] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2010585096/. (Accessed February 24, 2017.)
  5. 5. OER Workshop Riyadh 27-Oct-2014 Introduction & importance of OER - Mary Lou Forward OER ecosystem - James Glapa- Grossklag Success factors for National OER framework - Paul Stacey
  6. 6. National OER Initiative Presented By Dr. Abullah Al-Megren General Manager Manager National Center for e-Learning and Distance Learning Saudi Arabia
  7. 7. Vision Establish the National level consortium for OERs, enriching teaching and learning, resulting in empowering the knowledge economy. OER – Open Educational Resources Mission • Propose the national level initiative for OER Consortium. • Invite institutions to form the OER Consortium. • Constitute a team for formulating strategies and policies for the management and sustainable development of the OER consortium. • Develop high quality OERs, meeting the demands of stakeholders, and facilitate them to produce SPOOCs and MOOCs
  8. 8. Proposed OER Initiative’s EcosystemSupportive Policy Educator Demand Quality Supply User friendly policies for developing, reusing and sharing OERs. Training and Awareness programs to revise, reuse, remix and redistribute OERs. Develop high quality easy to adapt OERs as per ISCED Classifications. Developer / Contributor IP PolicyUsability Rights Communities of Practices Existing Content Sharing Content curation New Content Development Quality Assurance OER RepositoryReviseReuse Remix Redistribute
  9. 9. As an OER policy quick start we provided: an open policy rationale & open policy text for grant making These provide model language and text can be incorporated into grant programs
  10. 10. Multi dimensional approach in embracing e-Learning. Our effort is in progress to utilize the set of services and digital content in strengthening our OER movement.
  11. 11. Dr. Fengchun Miao Chief of the Unit for ICT in Education UNESCO Workshops & Seminars 2011-2015 Dr. Stephen Downs National Research Council, Canada Dr. Mike Smith OER Advocate
  12. 12. 2016-2017
  13. 13. Supportive Policy Educator Demand Quality Supply User friendly policies for developing, reusing and sharing OERs. Training and Awareness programs to revise, reuse, remix and redistribute OERs. Develop high quality easy to adapt OERs as per ISCED Classifications. Developer / Contributor IP PolicyUsability Rights Communities of Practices Existing Content Sharing Content curation New Content Development Quality Assurance OER Repository ReviseReuse Remix Redistribute Adapted from : http://www.hewlett.org/sites/default/files/The%20Open%20Educational%20Resources%20Ecosystem_1.pdf
  14. 14. Universities have started to share their existing e-Content About 1000 OER Champions are being trained from PE/HE/LLL across the country OER Policy is Being Developed Our OER Platform is in Beta Testing
  15. 15. “To remain human and livable, knowledge societies will have to be societies of shared knowledge.” – Koïchiro Matsuura Former Director-General of UNESCO
  16. 16. National Open Education Strategy, Master Plan & Policy General Points • Next step in the process… • Collaborative project with Creative Commons. • All three documents are DRAFT. NCeL is reviewing now. • All documents will be published under a CC BY 4.0 license by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. – so other nations may reuse / revise / remix. • OER Team and University OER Teams to be created.
  17. 17. National Open Education Strategy • Saudi Arabia OER Strategy Key Points • Vision / Mission • Foundations, Guidelines and Principles • Open Education Goals • Scope • Implementation • Appendix A: OER Frequently Asked Questions • Appendix B: Ex. of Culture Impacting National Open Edu Strategy
  18. 18. National Open Education Strategy Vision • To enable creation, innovative use and sharing of quality Open Educational Resources that will ensure education is accessible for every citizen in the Kingdom, contribute to equitable lifelong learning opportunities, the creation of a knowledge society, and the efficient utilization of government educational funds, public services, infrastructure and resources in education.
  19. 19. National Open Education Strategy Open Education Goals • Access – Ensure all Saudi citizens, in every sector of society, have universal, accessible, free, and legal access to effective open education resources and learning opportunities. • Quality – Saudi teachers and learners have access to, use, create and iteratively improve quality OER. • Efficiency – Ensure all government funded education resources are openly licensed, and efficient utilization of other government provided education resources, services and infrastructure. • Sharing – Support collaboration and engagement of communities of educators and learners around OER to cultivate a culture of openness and sharing in education.
  20. 20. National Open Education Master Plan • OER Master Plan Framework – Funding – Open Education Goals, Actions, Outcomes and Timeline – Capacity Building – Monitoring and Evaluation – Advocacy and Awareness Raising – Incentives & OER Champions • National OER Team & University OER Teams • Appendix A: OER Policy Reports • Appendix B: OER Research • Appendix C: Resources to Teach People about Open Education • Appendix D: Definitions and Abbreviations
  21. 21. National Open Education Licensing Policy • Open Education Licensing Policies Explained • Saudi Arabia Copyright Law • Reason to Require Open Licenses on Government Funded Education Resources • IGO Support National-Level Adoption of Open Education Licensing Policies • Use Standard Open Licenses • Open Licensing Respects Copyright and Authors • Open Education Licensing Policies Adopted Globally • Appendix A: Open Policy Resources • Appendix B: Resources for Implementing an Open Education Licensing Policy • Appendix C: Definitions and Abbreviations • Appendix D: Playbook for Implementing Open Licensing Policies • Appendix E: DRAFT Ministry Level Open Education Licensing Policy • Appendix F: DRAFT Grant / Contract Level Open Education Licensing Policy
  22. 22. Come to the Creative Commons Summit! • summit.creativecommons.org • Toronto, Canada • April 28-30, 2017
  23. 23. Saudi Arabia’s National Open Education Strategy, Master Plan & Policy Abdullah Almegren, Cable Green, & Paul Stacey Except where otherwise noted presentation licensed using Creative Commons Attribution 4.0

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