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#OpenScot Update for Warsaw Policy Forum June 2017


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This is an Open Scotland update for the Warsaw Open Educational Resource Policy Forum June 2017 You can find out more about Open Scotland

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#OpenScot Update for Warsaw Policy Forum June 2017

  1. 1. INTO THE OPEN a critical overview of open education policy and practice in Scotland The Road to Open in Scotland Joe Wilson Co-Founder Open Scotland JoeWilsons.Net Ltd
  2. 2. OER & ukoer Vision “...digitised materials offered freely and openly for educators, students and self-learners to use and reuse for teaching, learning and research.” Giving Knowledge for Free: The Emergence of Open Educational Resources Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD, 2007) “The UK must have a core of open access learning resources organised in a coherent way to support on- line and blended learning by all higher education institutions and to make it more widely available in non-HE environments.” Sir Ron Cooke (as Chairman of JISC, 2008)
  3. 3. Open Scotland is a cross sector initiative that aims to raise awareness of open education, encourage the sharing of open educational resources, and explore the potential of open policy and practice to benefit all sectors of Scottish education.
  4. 4. Original Open Scotland partners
  5. 5. Now supported by
  6. 6. An active UK community around #OER Conferences
  7. 7. • Perception that open education is peripheral to Scot Gov priorities. • Lack of a statistical evidence base supporting impact of open education on learners. • Scottish Open Education Declaration brought to attention of Cabinet Secretaries for Education by ALT Scotland SIG. • Encouraging but non- commital. • Attracted global interest and model has been adopted in a number of other countries including Slovenia , Morrocco
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  10. 10. • SFC Funded, 2014 – 2017. • Aims to facilitate best practice in open education in Scotland. • Activities include running workshops & events, providing expert guidance, collating case studies, supporting open practice communities. • Particularly successful in engaging with third sector. • Learning Design and Thinking About Open workshops running throughout September. • Open courses launched: • Becoming an Open Educator . • Understanding Parkinson’s with Parkinson’s UK. • My Seaweed Looks Weird, with UHI & Scottish Association for Marine Science. • OEPS Blog • OEPS Project
  11. 11. Glasgow Caledonian University • Approved interim OER Policy. • Undertaking advocacy and OER awareness training. • Have established EdShare repository • • 300 resources deposited in first 6 months. • 40% are CC licensed.
  12. 12. University of Edinburgh • OER Vision building on • History of the Edinburgh Settlement. • Excellent education and research collections. • Traditions of the Enlightenment and civic mission. • OER Policy • Approved by Learning and Teaching Committee. • Encourages staff and students to use, create and publish OERs to enhance the quality of the student experience. • Help colleagues make informed decisions about creating and using OER in support of the University’s OER Vision.
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  21. 21. Wikimedian in Residence • Aims to facilitate a sustainable relationship between university & Wikimedia UK to benefit of both communities. • Training and workshops to further quantity and quality of open knowledge and the University’s commitment to digital literacy. • Encourage more women editors to engage with Wikimedia. • Enhance coverage and prestige of articles about women. • WiR blog • University of Edinburgh & OER16 awarded Wikimedia UK’s 2016 Partnership of the Year Award.
  22. 22. University of Dundee • No OER policy as yet but hoping to progress one. • But started sharing culture and training staff k/ctil/ • Sharing student developed content on Vimeo and Flickr channels. • Showcase of OER from Masters in Medical Art students. • School of Dentistry sharing dental models on Sketchfab.
  23. 23. MOOCs
  24. 24. FE Sector • FE sector is bedding down after upheaval of regionalisation. • Merging institutional systems & creating infrastructure to share is a priority. • Re:Source repository hosted by Jorum moved to • More interest in walled garden approach to sharing, e.g. Blended Learning Consortium ld by Heart of Worcestershire College. cf COLEG initiative. • Sector is accepting of open educational practice and OER in theory, but cautious in actual practice.
  25. 25. FELTAG UK • Further Education Learning Technology Action Group • Blended Learning Essentials on Future Learn Search #Flble on Twitter
  26. 26. Jisc • Announced retirement of Jorum in 2015. • Service will close on 30th September 2016. • Some content will be migrated to the new Jisc Content and App Store. • …
  27. 27. MAY 2017 The Store Platform
  28. 28. The Store Platform Digital Launchpad Digital Capabilities Store Services Application programming interface (API) for resources, users, version control, reviews, comments and download metrics Playlists Collate resources into groups, which can be shared as a single entity Diagnostic Tool Builder Survey creation with outcome based delivery of playlists Raw Content Storage API Authentication Service Integration Service Curation and Remix Upload and management of resources Other Services Complex Content Storage APIs Store Front Search interfaces for content delivery and discovery Other Services and Content Learner Analytics Services Learning Records Warehouse Student Analytics App Other Jisc Services… APIs Infrastructure Components Justin Haylock Lead Developer – Senior Innovations Developer
  29. 29. ALT Scotland SIG • Supports Open Scotland. • Liaises with OEPS. • Brings together policy makers. • Raises awareness of open education at Scot Gov level. • Hosts annual events to showcase use of education technology and open education across sector.
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  31. 31. National Library of Scotland • Continue to review open licensing policy with a view to making more content openly available. • CC-BY on images up to 1000px, core metadata & OCR (unless library doesn’t own copyright). • CC-0 for metadata supplied to Europeana • CC-BY-NC-SA on images > 1000px, extended metadata (such as long form descriptions) & manual transcription. • Planning to load more images on to WikiCommons.
  32. 32. 10th anniversary
  33. 33. 5th anniversary
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  35. 35. Call for participation: UK Open Textbooks The Hewlett Foundation has provided funding for a research project which will be led by OER Hub at The Open University (UK). The focus of the work will be the use of open textbooks in the UK. Developing models of open, online education The “OOFAT” project is currently looking at different models of open, online, flexible and technology-enhanced learning (OOFAT) in higher education. It’s conducted on behalf of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE),
  36. 36. What Next for Open Educational Resources ?
  37. 37. With thanks to... Slide 1 CC BY Slide 2 Lawrence OP, CC BY NC ND 2.0 Slide33 @BryanMMathers, CC-BY-SA ALT Slide 39 Brexit C Slide 40 What Next for Open Educational Resources Joe Wilson CC BY Built with Lumen5 Slide 41 28 Lorna M. Campbell, CC BY. Sarah Cornelius, University of Aberdeen; Sam Coulter, University of West Scotland; Linda Creanor, Glasgow Caledonian University; Kerr Gardiner, University of Glasgow; Marion Kelt, Glasgow Caledonian University; Natalie Lafferty, University of Dundee; Kenjij Lamb, College Development Network; Joe Wilson, Photographs Contacts Lorna M. Campbell, | Joe Wilson , Open Scotland | Open World