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1 Open education down under: Some national and institutional initiatives. Dr Carina Bossu

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3 This presentation TASMANIAN INSTITUTE OF LEARNING AND TEACHING 3 –Australian higher education sector –Open Education initiatives at national level –Adoption of OER in Australia – early study –Current Institutional Initiatives –Research and Collaboration –OE at University of Tasmania JJ Harrison (2010) - CC BY-SA 3.0

4 Some geographical context… Australia, down under 4 TASMANIAN INSTITUTE OF LEARNING AND TEACHING

5 5 Australian higher education sector Adapted by Beale Van Der Veer (2015), original from Tyler Glaude from the Noun Project (http://thenounproject.com/term/graduate/40364/). CC BY 3.0

6 TASMANIAN INSTITUTE OF LEARNING AND TEACHING 6 OE initiatives in Australia – national level Open Access in Australia – introduced in – the Australian Government adopted and funded “Backing Australia’s Ability” program The Australian National Data Service (ANDS) - The Guide to Open Source Software for Australian Government Agencies - Government This icon is marked as Public Domain

7 TASMANIAN INSTITUTE OF LEARNING AND TEACHING 7 OE initiatives in Australia – national level Major research funding bodies: Australia Research Council (ARC) National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) Research Output/Data X Educational Resources Adapted by Wayne Mackintosh (2013) – CC BY 3.0 Unported

8 Adoption of OER - project TASMANIAN INSTITUTE OF LEARNING AND TEACHING Project: Adoption, use and management of open educational resources to enhance teaching and learning in Australia 2010 – 2012: Office for Learning and Teaching Project Resources educational-resources By Sunshine Connelly, 2008 – CC BY 3.0 Unported3.0 Unported

9 Feasibility Protocol TASMANIAN INSTITUTE OF LEARNING AND TEACHING

10 Other project findings PDPicsPDPics (2013) – CC0 Public Domain TASMANIAN INSTITUTE OF LEARNING AND TEACHING

11 11 TASMANIAN INSTITUTE OF LEARNING AND TEACHING Current institutional initiatives

12 TASMANIAN INSTITUTE OF LEARNING AND TEACHING By AJC1By AJC1 (2012) – CC BY SA 2.0

13 Open learning object repositories Open textbooks Capacity building initiatives TASMANIAN INSTITUTE OF LEARNING AND TEACHING 13 Current institutional initiatives By opensourceway (2010), CC BY 2.0 Generic

14 TASMANIAN INSTITUTE OF LEARNING AND TEACHING 14 Research and collaboration By skeeze (2015). CC0 Public DomainCC0 Public Domain

15 Curriculum design for open education 15 TASMANIAN INSTITUTE OF LEARNING AND TEACHING

16 Effective open licensing policy and practice for Australian universities. TASMANIAN INSTITUTE OF LEARNING AND TEACHING 16

17 Students, universities and open education This project inserts the missing voice of students in understanding emerging technology-based open educational practices (OEP). It has the following aims: –Determine how student learning outcomes can be enhanced with open education practices; –Develop case studies that captures University Practice; –Develop a National Policy Roadmap for Australia, fostering relevant uptake of open educational resources (OER) and open courses. TASMANIAN INSTITUTE OF LEARNING AND TEACHING 17

18 Tasmania is down, down under 18 This image attributed to Wikimedia Commons is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution- Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.Wikimedia CommonsCreative CommonsAttribution- Share Alike 3.0 Unported TASMANIAN INSTITUTE OF LEARNING AND TEACHING

19 The capital of Tasmania (Hobart) is further down, down under 19 This image attributed to NordNordWest/Wikipedia is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution- Share Alike 3.0 DE license.NordNordWest/WikipediaCreative CommonsAttribution- Share Alike 3.0 DE Hobart TASMANIAN INSTITUTE OF LEARNING AND TEACHING

20 Open Education at the University of Tasmania Enhanced-Learning-and-Teaching-White-Paper-Academic-Senate-15-November-2013.pdf TASMANIAN INSTITUTE OF LEARNING AND TEACHING

21 UTAS institutional strategies –The adoption of Open Educational Practices is encouraged in the Deputy Students and Education Divisional Planning. –Embracing Open Educational Practices is a UTAS curriculum principle. file/0006/567744/7825_A3_Curriculum- Principles1.pdf file/0006/567744/7825_A3_Curriculum- Principles1.pdf 21 By obsidianphotographyBy obsidianphotography (2014). Licensed as CC0 Public Domain - pixabay.com/en/chess-intelligence-game-strategy / TASMANIAN INSTITUTE OF LEARNING AND TEACHING

22 Using Open Educational Practices counts towards teaching performance expectations. _file/0008/447443/7815A-Revised- Teaching-Performance.pdf 22 OE reward and recognition Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license by Sean MacEntee (2012) at TASMANIAN INSTITUTE OF LEARNING AND TEACHING

23 Development and integration 23 Breadth Units’ Guidelines. A breadth unit may be defined as a unit that: Can be readily adaptable to Open Educational Practice to build on UTAS’ planning and strategies. Life-Of-PixLife-Of-Pix (2014) – CC0 Public Domain TASMANIAN INSTITUTE OF LEARNING AND TEACHING

24 Funded under the UTAS Projects of Institutional Significance Funding Scheme 24 TASMANIAN INSTITUTE OF LEARNING AND TEACHING By Lotte Grønkjær (2009) - CC BY NC SA 2.0 GenericLotte Grønkjær

25 Australian National OER Symposium 25 TASMANIAN INSTITUTE OF LEARNING AND TEACHING 3 rd and 4 th Nov 2014 in Hobart, hosted by the University of Tasmania and organised by TILT Approximately 70 participants 10 Institutional Showcases By Jes (2007) - CC BY 2.0 Country Institutions Represented Australia16 Canada3 Fiji1 New Zealand3 South Africa1 Other Organisations represented at the Symposium: Council of Australian Governments (COAG) OER Foundation Pearson William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

26 Despite the developments… many challenges remain GeraltGeralt (2014) – CC0 Public Domian TASMANIAN INSTITUTE OF LEARNING AND TEACHING

27 Questions & discussion? TASMANIAN INSTITUTE OF LEARNING AND TEACHING 27 Phoenix-Panarh (2015). Phoenix-Panarh (2015). Licensed as CC0 Public Domain -


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