Proposal for Action: Open schools
Name of proposal
Development of OER institutional policies for open schools
Aims of the activity (longer term)
- Encouraging and supporting open schools to develop quality education frameworks through use of OERs
- Developing mechanisms to support the adoption and implementation of OER
- Encourage institutions to implement policies which prioritise reuse of existing OER when developing new courses and educational content.
Objectives of the activity (short term)
- Implementing activities to support OER advocacy for all open school stakeholders
- Implementing activities to support capability development in all aspects relating to OER and open education practices
- Refining intellectual property policies for OER
- Implementing activities to support OER course design and development
Narrative summary of what will be done
- Conduct an inventory of existing OER and open policies
- Develop draft institutional policies
- Conduct consultative institutional workshops to negotiate and adopt policy refinements for open education
- Sharing experiences with the open school network
- Facilitating capability development policies for OER and initiating relevant activities for capability development
- Identifying relevant stakeholders
- Promoting institutional commitment for integrating OER for selected courses from Head of institutions, senior management teams and course coordinators.
What inputs are required?
- Consultation with COL
- Existing OER and other relevant policies from other institutions
- Existing policies with regard to course development
- Existing intellectual policies of different organisations
Group decisions for this activity including who and when
- Follow up of discussions with the heads of institutions, senior management, COMOSA, President and senior management team of COL: Deadline: March 2014
- Draft institutional policies submitted to Wayne Mackintosh for feedback: 31 July 2013.
- Group webinar: 19th August 2013
- Webinar arranged for heads of open schools: Francis (1st Week of July 2013)
- Peer review of process: 20-25 November 2013