Presentation on theme: "Unisa and Open Education Practices Seminar on Open Learning in South African Universities July 2013 Kerry de Hart."— Presentation transcript:
Unisa and Open Education Practices Seminar on Open Learning in South African Universities July 2013 Kerry de Hart
Use of OER in SA Universities Unisa is positive about the harnessing of OER in the development of courses Positive about contributing to OER repositories Supportive of Open movement How is the use of OER envisaged by the DHET and other universities?
What is Unisa doing re OER? OER coordinator Strategy for OEP –discussion document –forcing the harnessing of OER when developing courses –all Unisa produced materials will be CC-BY license Advocacy Open portal (www.unisa.ac.za/oer)www.unisa.ac.za/oer Setting quality standards for OER use Founding partner OERu
What are the barriers to using OERs? Knowledge of the open movement Capacity (skills, personnel, time) Finding suitable Time taken to adapt or repurpose Contextualisation Linking to learning outcomes Knowledge of licensing – risk of infringement and CC licencing Change of mind set Accreditation with professional bodies Perceive quality risks Link rot or OERs not always being available Access to computers or internet
Processes and Mechanisms Collaboration Repositories (with ratings) Subject interest groups Funding made available Show case examples
Thank you Contact: Kerry de Hart OER coordinator Office of the PVC