This webinar will provide two perspectives on OER policies and seek to answer some of the key questions related to Open Education and OER policies. The questions below will drive the session delivered by our presenters and form the basis of the discussion which follows.
- Why have a policy?
- What are the problems in developing a policy?
- How do you get your teaching staff on board?
- Did it require extra staff (as with MOOCs in some cases)?
- What are the main elements of your policy? For example, is there was a minimum/maximum amount of OER that could be used e.g. only 50% could be made up from OER.
- Have you had feedback from students about the policy?
- Has there been feedback (good/bad) from students as a result?
- What have been the key benefits of developing and having a policy?
About the presenters
Paul Bacsich, Sero Counsulting and Project Manager on the POERUP project (http://www.poerup.info/index.html) will provide a perspective on policy developments from the various UK and EU Open Education projects and beyond.
Terese Bird, Learning Technologist at the University of Leicester and SCORE Research Fellow, will give her perspectives on the development of OER policies. The University of Leicester is a partner institution to the POERUP project and Teresa will present the UK perspective here as well.