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  • Opening Educational Practices in Scotland (OEPS)Open Knowledge Scotland: 24 November 2015

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  • The project

    Cross-sector project in Scotland tasked to increase the awareness and use of OER. Led by OU in Scotland as part of its outcome agreement with the Scottish Funding Council. Currently working with around 50 organisations

    *RonnieWe know there is a lot of work to do to maintain focus in creating high quality free materials, to encourage re use, and to ensure that the agenda of free and open remains high on the political agenda, and people will have a chance to explore this in the afternoon in the Open Scotland declaration session.

    The next promise is not so easy, we have large numbers, but it seems we have made things accessible we have not always broadened participation, certainly not in the strict sense of broadening the socio-economic base of those accessing education.

    Our sense is the best way to meet this challenge is to learn from what we (and many others) have done to explore how to broaden the socio-economic base of those accessing education. We think we have a great deal that can be learnt and applied from those working in this area, and we are pleased that so many have come along today. I think what it suggests is that there is a coming together of those interested in using the freedoms and low transaction costs of sharing openly licensed materials online and those who are working in communities with those distanced from education. *

  • Origins

    An extensive range of partnerships between the OU in Scotland and other organisations: third sector, unions, employers, colleges and schools. An increase in interest in OER and the development of some partnerships to co-produce new material and practices. Adults, transitions and widening participation.

    *RonnieWe know there is a lot of work to do to maintain focus in creating high quality free materials, to encourage re use, and to ensure that the agenda of free and open remains high on the political agenda, and people will have a chance to explore this in the afternoon in the Open Scotland declaration session.

    The next promise is not so easy, we have large numbers, but it seems we have made things accessible we have not always broadened participation, certainly not in the strict sense of broadening the socio-economic base of those accessing education.

    Our sense is the best way to meet this challenge is to learn from what we (and many others) have done to explore how to broaden the socio-economic base of those accessing education. We think we have a great deal that can be learnt and applied from those working in this area, and we are pleased that so many have come along today. I think what it suggests is that there is a coming together of those interested in using the freedoms and low transaction costs of sharing openly licensed materials online and those who are working in communities with those distanced from education. *

  • Focusing on Practice

    Practice is about design, structure and supportBut also about partnership, networks and social models of learning

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    RonnieOpen education practices encompass, as any education practice that stretches and tests the spaces between online and face to face education, it draws in a lot of different educational practices.

    Our focus is on the pratices around how one designs learning in for and through openness, but also (and we feel this is crucial) the educational practices that structure and support learning in the open, and it is ours sense at the moment these are best served through opening up the academy to new voices and through bringing learners in by bringing in those they to use andtrust, through partnerships with those that support those most distanced from education. *

  • Project activities

    Discussion with partners and potential partners approx 50WorkshopsLearning Design aimed at developing practiceOpen Learning ChampionsA range of open practice topicsPresentations at conferences and seminarsAdvisory forums

    Developing exemplar OER and associated practiceSupporting development and piloting of badges in WP contextsDeveloping hub for open educational practiceEmbedded evaluation and researchReports and papers

    *Pete*

  • Emerging ThemesPartnershipHigh levels of interest outside the formal education sectorExtending learning design and practice to include the use of materials in social settings importance of peer supportValue of working with partners who are embedded in their own well established networksThe opportunities that are created by working with partners where individuals play intermediary or facilitating roles with fellow workers, clients Value of co-creation and collaborative designOER ladder from use through to remixingThe online hub is being designed to support learning communities not another repository

    *Pete*

  • Contact Us:Email:OEPScotland@open.ac.uk

    Social media:@OEPScotland

    Blog and project progress:www.oepscotland.org

    Community hub for Open Educational Practice:www.oeps.ac.uk

    Slides available at

    *Pete*

    **RonnieWe know there is a lot of work to do to maintain focus in creating high quality free materials, to encourage re use, and to ensure that the agenda of free and open remains high on the political agenda, and people will have a chance to explore this in the afternoon in the Open Scotland declaration session.

    The next promise is not so easy, we have large numbers, but it seems we have made things accessible we have not always broadened participation, certainly not in the strict sense of broadening the socio-economic base of those accessing education.

    Our sense is the best way to meet this challenge is to learn from what we (and many others) have done to explore how to broaden the socio-economic base of those accessing education. We think we have a great deal that can be learnt and applied from those working in this area, and we are pleased that so many have come along today. I think what it suggests is that there is a coming together of those interested in using the freedoms and low transaction costs of sharing openly licensed materials online and those who are working in communities with those distanced from education. **RonnieWe know there is a lot of work to do to maintain focus in creating high quality free materials, to encourage re use, and to ensure that the agenda of free and open remains high on the political agenda, and people will have a chance to explore this in the afternoon in the Open Scotland declaration session.

    The next promise is not so easy, we have large numbers, but it seems we have made things accessible we have not always broadened participation, certainly not in the strict sense of broadening the socio-economic base of those accessing education.

    Our sense is the best way to meet this challenge is to learn from what we (and many others) have done to explore how to broaden the socio-economic base of those accessing education. We think we have a great deal that can be learnt and applied from those working in this area, and we are pleased that so many have come along today. I think what it suggests is that there is a coming together of those interested in using the freedoms and low transaction costs of sharing openly licensed materials online and those who are working in communities with those distanced from education. **

    RonnieOpen education practices encompass, as any education practice that stretches and tests the spaces between online and face to face education, it draws in a lot of different educational practices.

    Our focus is on the pratices around how one designs learning in for and through openness, but also (and we feel this is crucial) the educational practices that structure and support learning in the open, and it is ours sense at the moment these are best served through opening up the academy to new voices and through bringing learners in by bringing in those they to use andtrust, through partnerships with those that support those most distanced from education. **Pete**Pete**Pete*