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Open Educational Resources Experiences from the Commonwealth of Learning Trudi van Wyk Director: Career Development and Open Learning Department of Higher Education and Training Source: http://vimeo.com/43501916 Slide 2 Source: wikieducator.org Slide 3 Source: By Shavar Ross Flickr.com Slide 4 Slide 5 COL OER POLICY The Commonwealth of Learning: recognises and promotes OER in support of quality teaching and learning, as one tool for using technology to increase equity in access to education; facilitates collaboration among institutions, governments and organisations in the use of OER; promotes relevant capacity strengthening processes for stakeholders; and shapes and promotes new models for OER generation, publication, access and re-use. It will therefore: encourage and support governments and institutions to establish supportive policy frameworks to introduce practices relating to OER; advocate the merits of collaboratively creating, sharing and using OER, as one form of intellectual capital in education, to improve quality and enhance long-term cost-effectiveness; and release its own materials under the most feasible open licenses including the Creative Commons CC-BY-SA license. Slide 6 Slide 7 Slide 8 Slide 9 Slide 10 Subject Areas: Arts 2241 Business 1218 Humanities 7722 Mathematics & Statistics 8938 Science & Technology 19051 Social Sciences 6684 Grade Levels: Primary 7347 Secondary 20430 Post-secondary 25311 Whats available? Materials Types: Activities and Labs 10454 Assessments 2133 Audio Lecture 812 Curriculum Standards 4657 Discussion Forums 99 Full Course 4085 Games 345 Homework & Assignments 3218 Lecture Notes 2228 Lesson Plans 5281 Readings 9895 Simulations 4562 Syllabi 6298 Teaching & Learning Strategies 2663 Textbooks 851 Training Materials 1125 Video Lectures 4102 Source: Audrey Watters; information from OER Commons Slide 11 Slide 12 TAKING OER BEYOND THE OER COMMUNITY: POLICY AND CAPACITY Launched in 2010 Aim of increasing the level of understanding of OER by educational decision makers and quality assurance experts so as to promote their wider use Six advocacy and capacity-strengthening workshops (in Africa and Asia) Three online forums Policy forum on OER in December 2010 in Paris to reflect on progress and chart the next steps in the process. The policy forum recommended that COL and UNESCO develop policy guidelines to support the integration of OER into higher education Slide 13 TAKING OER BEYOND THE OER COMMUNITY: POLICY AND CAPACITY www.col.org http://col-oer.weebly.com Slide 14 FOSTERING GOVERNMENTAL SUPPORT FOR OER INTERNATIONALLY Awareness raising Information gathering http://www.col.org/resources/publications/Pages/detail.aspx?PID=408 6 Regional Forums World OER Congress June 2012 Paris Declaration Slide 15 World OER Congress 20 22 June 2012 www.unesco.org/oercongress www.col.org/oercongress http://oercongress.weebly.com Slide 16 www.col.org http://col-oer.weebly.com Slide 17 I thank you vanwyk.t@dhet.gov.za