Published on April 2, 2014
Open Scotland Lorna M. Campbell, Cetis & Joe Wilson, SQA
Open Scotland is a collaborative, 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 education.
UKOER Programme • Funded by HEFCE between 2009 – 2012. • Managed by Jisc and HEA and supported by Cetis. • Invested over £10 million. • Funded over 80 individual projects. • Aimed at releasing OERs and embedding sustainable open practice in institutions. • All resource tagged #ukoer and deposited in Jorum national repository http://www.jorum.ac.uk/
OER Visualisation Project by Martin Hawksey, http://mashe.hawksey.info/2012/02/oer- visualisation-project-fin-day-40-5/
Scottish Open Education Developments • Re:Source FE OER Repository • Edinburgh Napier University’s 3E Framework • Glasgow Caledonian University Library’s OER Guidelines • Coursera and FutureLearn MOOCs • Open Badges for Scottish Education Group • Wikimedia UK & OKF Scotland • Learning Resource Metadata Initiative
Open Scotland Summit • Brought together senior managers, policy makers and key thinkers to explore the development of open education policy and practice in Scotland. • National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, June 2013. • http://openscot.net/event- reports/open-scotland-report- and-actions/
An open declaration for Scotland?
Scottish Open Education Declaration http://declaration.openscot.net/
Paris OER Declaration C. Reinforce the development of strategies and policies on OER: Promote the development of specific policies for the production and use of OER within wider strategies for advancing education.
Scottish Open Education Declaration C. Reinforce the development of strategies and policies for open assessment practices, open educational resources and open online courses. Support the adoption of open licences for all publicly funded educational content. Promote the development and use of open educational resources within wider strategies for advancing education.
Scottish Open Education Declaration K. Promote the adoption of procurement policies that give equal consideration to open source software and openly licensed materials, and support the development in education and related sectors of processes and practices to provide a level playing field for open source software and open education resources in procurement.
Open Scotland Events • OER14 Conference, University of Newcastle, 28-29 May 2014. • Second Open Scotland event, hosted by the ALT Scotland SIG, University of Edinburgh, 3 June 2014.
How to get involved • Keep an eye on the Open Scotland blog. • Comment on the Scottish Open Education Declaration. • Volunteer a post for the Open Scotland blog. • Follow the #OpenScot hashtag on twitter. • Look out for webinars and events.
“Open Scotland” by Lorna M Campbell, email@example.com of Cetis http://www.cetis.ac.uk/ is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported Licence http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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