Facilitated by Lorna Campbell and Li Yuan
Wednesday 18th 9:15
Lorna Campbell: From Open Practice to Open Policy
David Kernohan: http://followersoftheapocalyp.se/?attachment_id=984
“Open education” now encompasses a wide range of approaches and practices; including OER, open courseware, open licences, open education declarations, MOOCs, Open Badges, open repositories and open access to scholarly works. The maturity and sustainability of these approaches varies greatly across education sectors and nations within the UK however in some sectors and institutions open education policy is starting to emerge from open education practice.
This session will focus on the emergence of open policy and practice across the UK and further afield, and will explore questions relating to the potential benefits of these developments. What, if any, is the value of open education policy? Do institutions need open education policies? Should government agencies play a role in the development of open education policy? Are there conflicts between commercial interests and market forces, and open education policy and practice? How can open education initiatives be nurtured and sustained? And what do we mean by “open education” anyway?!
Speakers in the session will include: