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Wednesday, November 18 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Designing and using open pedagogies for the 5Rs: the Opening Educational Practices in Scotland experience

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Supporting organisations adopt open education practices (OEP) via cross-sector partnerships to enable the design and use of open materials is the purpose of the Opening Educational Practices in Scotland project (OEPS). It builds on previous experiences of collaborative partnership working (Macintyre, 2013, Cannell & Macintyre, 2013). Although Open Educational Resources (OER) could be transformative and widen access to higher education (D'Antoni, 2013) this promise hasn't been widely realised, with many unaware of the potential benefits of OER and most MOOC users already HE qualified (Edinburgh University, 2013). OEPS endorses the Open Scotland Declaration (http://declaration.openscot.net/) which encourages organisations, teachers and learners to adopt OER.

OEPS is extending the 5Rs of OER (Wiley, 2014) to the wider sector of HE, FE and beyond via partnerships between HE learning design professionals and Scottish organisations with specialist expertise to share but no pedagogic knowledge to create robust OER. It does this via a growing peer support network, workshops, pilot schemes and an online hub for sharing good practice. This supports OER and OEP concept exploration and the extent to which organisations feel able to share resources they develop for the benefit of communities of learners.

OEPS is facilitating more development of OpenLearn Works where users can share OER so learners can retain, reuse, revise, remix and redistribute resources at any time. The platform encourages users to share all resources via a CC BY NC SA licence at the very least. It also supports badged open courses.

This presentation focusses on some of the collaborative partnership-created OER exemplars, some using badging, issues raised during creation, and the first 3 months use of the Opening Educational Practices hub.

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Anna Page

Senior Producer (Open Education Projects), The Open University
I'm involved in the Opening Educational Practices in Scotland project oepscotland.org

Wednesday November 18, 2015 4:00pm - 4:30pm PST
Vancouver Island

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