OER Brief for policy makers
- 1 Participating members
- 2 Proposed steps
- 2.1 Research the existence/availability of existing policy documents on OER
- 2.2 Identify relevant web resources and links to support the drafting of the policy briefing
- 2.3 Brainstorm anticipated needs of policy makers appertaining to OER
- 2.4 Agree on tentative headings and sub-headings for the policy briefing
- 2.5 Specify scope / or extent of the briefing
- 2.6 Recruit volunteer reviewers to critique the draft
- 3 Resources and links
- Dilip Barad
- Phil Bartle
- Steve Foerster
- Nicholas Kimolo
- Wayne Mackintosh
- Anil Prasad
- John Stampe
- Teresa Torres Eca
- Felix K Olakulehin
- Nellie Deutsch
- Gladys Gahona
- Benjamin Stewart
- Nadia El Borai
- Nina Lyulkun
- Kim Tucker
- Trevor Storr
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Research the existence/availability of existing policy documents on OER
- Initial search has not identified the existence of a policy briefing, if anyone can find examples - please list them here.
- Otago Polytechnic Intellectual Property Policy
- Draft Creative Commons Policy for New Zealand Schools
- OER Policy Registry
- Currently listing and adding relevant web links below as resource material for drafting the policy brief.
Brainstorm anticipated needs of policy makers appertaining to OER
- What policy makers are we aiming to reach?
- Sector (School, higher education, vocational training)
- Do we need a separate policy briefs for different policy makers (e.g. Government, education institutions)?
Agree on tentative headings and sub-headings for the policy briefing
Possible headings or sections:
- What is OER?
- Why is OER important?
- Brief summary of the OER landscape (projects, progress, resources available etc.)
- What are the benefits?
- What can policy makers do? -- action items
- Who can policy makers approach for help and support?
Specify scope / or extent of the briefing
- Short concise document / brochure?
Recruit volunteer reviewers to critique the draft
Suggest names of people we can approach to critique and review the policy briefing draft:
- Susan D'Antoni, UNESCO
- Contributions from TCF list (Review for ideas issues that should be incorporated into the policy brief)
- Cape Town Open Education Declaration (Note the call for participation at policy level and suggesting the signing of the declaration as an action step.)
- Declaration of Principles and Plan of Action of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). (Especially see the sections on access to information and knowledge)
- Definitions/descriptions of OER:
- OER on Wikipedia
- Hewlett Foundation description
- Definition in OER Handbook on WikiEducator
- OCLOS definition on WikiEducator
- w:Free_Culture_(book) on Wikipedia
- Centre for Educational Research and Innovation -CERI description of OER
- Judy Baker in her course : introduction to OER states some benefits and some disadvantages of OER
- A Brief History of OER
- Open Content Licencing (OCL) for Open Educational Resources by Professor Brian Fitzgerald, QUT, Australia
- Check the discussion tab from time to time.
- Policymaker mini-handbook - perhaps this could be an extended output of the above process?
- CCLearn Productions -- good resources available under free content license and odt file formats :-)
- Opening Access to Knowledge in Southern African Universities -- mostly on open access to research, but some good points on open knowledge and education written by university heads in SADC.
|Work in progress, expect frequent changes. Help and feedback is welcome. See discussion page.|