Talk:OER Brief for policy makers

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Categories for this page?216:13, 22 September 2009
"What policy makers are we aiming to reach"112:06, 13 August 2009
Policy Documents115:08, 23 July 2009
WSIS022:36, 2 June 2009
Related links012:09, 2 June 2009
Working plan006:56, 1 June 2009

Categories for this page?


I came across this page via lqt and noticed that it was not categorised? Appropriate Categories:

OER, Policy, etc



Kruhly (talk)19:00, 16 July 2009

Good question :-)

Not sure ...

Workgroup? OER resources?

Mackiwg (talk)20:09, 16 July 2009

I think we have agreement on OER. I'll add that. I see that this effort is listed in active community workgroups on the WikiEducator:Community_Portal, so I'm going to add the Workgroup category as well. If anyone thinks otherwise, feel free to revise.

ASnieckus (talk)16:13, 22 September 2009

"What policy makers are we aiming to reach"

In addition to:

  • Government
  • Institutions
  • Sector (School, higher education, vocational training) "

Consider adding cultural institutions like libraries, archives and museums. These institutions have a mandate for education and have critical resources for the OER movement

My opinion to "Do we need a separate policy briefs for different policy makers (eg Government, education institutions)?" is absolutely. There can certainly be core aspects to all policy briefs around principles of OER, but the differences in the stakeholder and influencers in each sector will require policy recommendations that are specific to each sectors primary concerns and resources. RiggsRanch 21:55, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

RiggsRanch (talk)10:55, 13 August 2009

Hi, That's a very good point about adding cultural institutions. Thanks for that. We should definitely incorporate this idea.

A agree with your point on targeting briefs for the audience.

Cheers W

Mackiwg (talk)12:06, 13 August 2009

Policy Documents


I'm working on a policy for NZ Schools. I also need to create brochures - one for Boards of Trustees/Governors and one for teachers. I'm uncertain as to the best way to collaborate on these publications. Shall we ignore the graphics and concentrate on text include graphics? The final brochure could be uploaded for others to use.

Tstorr (talk)13:08, 22 July 2009


If you are looking for images you may want to check out the mediawiki commons website ( that has close to 5 million freely usable media files. To incorportate them into your brochures all you need to do is use the image syntax as if the image resided on WikiEducator. For example [[Image:Book3.svg|50px|right]] results in:


which is a scalable vector graphic image uploaded directly from the commons.

Hope this helps.


Kruhly (talk)15:08, 23 July 2009

Interesting are the declaration of principles and plan of action from the World Summit on the Information Society. Look at the sections on access to information and knowledge.

Declaration of Principles and Plan of Action

JohnWS (talk)22:36, 2 June 2009

Related links

Although not OER specifically, there may be something to learn from the Open Access movement:

and declarations on libre knowledge and open education:

and possibly

Ktucker (talk)12:42, 1 June 2009

Working plan

This is a very good working plan. I will look for references in literature about e-learning and education in general. We can also, make a key list of advantages . What do you think? --teresa 21:27, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

Teresa eca (talk)10:27, 28 May 2009