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Welcome to the Tutorial. Please watch the introductory video to understand the background to Otago Polytechnic's shift towards a more open intellectual property policy, and how it fits into Otago Polytechnic's vision for a sustainable future.

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Otago Polytechnic.

Phil Ker talks about open policy at Otago Polytechnic

Summary Points:

  • Phil Ker, CEO of Otago Polytechnic, and Wayne Mackintosh, Director of the OER Foundation, discuss the role of open education in the future direction of education at Otago Polytechnic, and how these relate to its new IP policy
  • Otago Polytechnic has a globally recognised leadership role in open education and a long-term commitment to adoption of sustainable education practices
  • A key goal of the IP policy is encourage innovation among staff and students, and Otago Polytechnic's IP policy has been 'turned on its head' to facilitate collaboration and develop a culture of innovation
  • Embracing the development, use and sharing of open educational resources (OER) is a strategic goal of the Polytechnic, and the new IP policy has been designed with OER in mind
  • OER practices, and increased use of online / blended learning open the door for new models of education delivery and revenue generation in a rapidly changing world
  • Future revenue streams, such as online-based course assessment and facilitation, will encompass 'full-service', 'self-service', traditional and workplace-based education delivery.