Table of Contents for Policymaker mini-handbook

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3.1 Open and Distance Learning (ODL)
3.2 From ODL to Open ODL and Open Educational Resources (OER)
3.3 Benefits of Open Educational Resources
Cathedral and the Bazaar
OER Lifecycle (only as theory, not as outline for the handbook)

Requirements, constraints and enablers

5.2 Embed use and publication of open content and materials in university policies
5.3 Link to your national or provincial goals or standards
5.4 Gain approval of state, national, or provincial departments or ministries of education
5.5 Consider accreditation goals
5.6 Connect with others outside of the university
5.7 Funding

Publishing your own content

6.1 Different publishing strategies
6.2 Deciding which content to publish
6.3 Licensing guidelines

  • 6.3.1 Copyright alternatives – Creative Commons and other licenses
  • 6.3.2 Clearing copyrights
  • 6.3.3 Get legal advice from the experts

6.4 Training and support
6.5 The project team
6.6 Technology (abridge each of these sections and combine them)

  • 6.6.1 Publishing platforms / Repositories
  • 6.6.2 Web traffic analysis
  • 6.6.3 Standards and interoperability
  • 6.6.4 Course and content production tools
  • 6.6.5 Social learning, Social networking tools

6.7 Case-studies and examples
6.8 Step-by-step

Using other peoples' content

7.1 Searching and finding OERs

  • 7.1.1 Search engines
  • 7.1.2 Repositories
  • 7.1.3 Individual project sites
  • 7.1.4 Photo, Video, and other media resources

7.2 Local hosting of materials
7.3 Integrating OERs in teaching and learning

  • 7.3.1 Learner perspective
  • 7.3.2 Lecturer perspective

The future of open education



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