#OpenScot Update for Warsaw Policy Forum June 2017
INTO THE OPEN
a critical overview of open education policy
and practice in Scotland
The Road to Open in Scotland
Co-Founder Open Scotland
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
Sir Ron Cooke (as Chairman of JISC, 2008)
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
• 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-
• Attracted global interest and
model has been adopted in a
number of other countries
including Slovenia , Morrocco
• 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
• 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 https://oepscotland.org/
• OEPS Project http://www.oeps.ac.uk/
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.
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.
Wikimedian in Residence
• Aims to facilitate a sustainable
relationship between university &
Wikimedia UK to benefit of both
• Training and workshops to further
quantity and quality of open knowledge
and the University’s commitment to
• Encourage more women editors to
engage with Wikimedia.
• Enhance coverage and prestige of
articles about women.
• WiR blog http://thinking.is.ed.ac.uk/wir/
• University of Edinburgh & OER16
awarded Wikimedia UK’s 2016
Partnership of the Year Award.
University of Dundee
• No OER policy as yet but
hoping to progress one.
• But started sharing
culture and training staff
• Sharing student
developed content on
Vimeo and Flickr
• Showcase of OER from
Masters in Medical Art
• School of Dentistry
sharing dental models on
FE Sector • FE sector is bedding down after
upheaval of regionalisation.
• Merging institutional systems &
creating infrastructure to share is a
• 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
• Sector is accepting of open
educational practice and OER in
theory, but cautious in actual
• Further Education
• Blended Learning
Essentials on Future
Learn Search #Flble on
• 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
MAY 2017 The Store Platform
The Store Platform
Application programming interface
(API) for resources, users, version
control, reviews, comments and
Collate resources into
groups, which can be
shared as a single entity
Diagnostic Tool Builder
Survey creation with
outcome based delivery
Curation and Remix
Search interfaces for
content delivery and
Other Services and
email@example.com Justin Haylock
Lead Developer – Senior Innovations Developer
ALT Scotland SIG
• Supports Open Scotland.
• Liaises with OEPS.
• Brings together policy makers.
• Raises awareness of open education at Scot Gov
• Hosts annual events to showcase use of education
technology and open education across sector.
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
• CC-BY-NC-SA on images > 1000px,
extended metadata (such as long
form descriptions) & manual
• Planning to load more images on to
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),
With thanks to...
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Slide 2 Lawrence OP, CC BY NC ND 2.0 https://www.flickr.com/photos/paullew/14734020595/
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Slide 40 What Next for Open Educational Resources https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps5wIh_HrkI Joe Wilson CC BY Built with
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, joewilsons.net
Lorna M. Campbell, firstname.lastname@example.org | email@example.com
Joe Wilson , firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.joewilsons.net
Open Scotland http://openscot.net/ | Open World http://lornamcampbell.org/