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Role and Importance of an Institutional OER Policy

This presentation was given by Tony Mays to the Open University of Tanzania in 2016.

Open Educational Resources (OER) Policy for The Open University of Tanzania

The Open University of Tanzania (OUT) is proud to have a detailed and current Open Educational Resources (OER) Policy. The policy is designed to significantly contribute towards making OUT a leading world class University in the delivery of affordable quality education through Open and
Distance Learning mode.

OER Policy Development Toolkit for Higher Education

The interactive toolkit allows you to choose a policy statement in various categories and create an output of a completed Open Policy for your Institution. The toolkit is licensed CC BY and we would love for you to reuse it, remix it, revise it, and/or redistribute it.

Open Educational Resources: Policy, Costs and Transformation

Open Educational Resources (OER) — teaching, learning and research materials that their owners make free for others to use, revise and share — offer a powerful means of expanding the reach and effectiveness of worldwide education. The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and UNESCO co-organised the World OER Congress in 2012 in Paris.

Open Washington Open Educational Resources Network: About Policy Video

Everyone talks about OER Policy, but what does it mean? What do OER policies look like in practice? How do they impact OER initiatives? How does our government and our world perceive Open policy? Is policy always necessary in OER implementation? SBCTC invites you on a journey, one where you will explore different paths,  each one reÄecting on these questions through interviews with experts in various areas of OER. These interviews are woven into a series of multimedia presentations on Open Education policy strategy, implementation, and vision.

University of Edinburgh Open Educational Resources Policy

This policy outlines the University’s position on Open Educational Resources (OERs) and provides guidelines for practice in learning and teaching.

Fiji Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts: National Policy on Open Educational Resources

The purpose of this policy is to provide direction in the use of open educational resources (hereinafter referred to as OER) to increase access to and support quality learning and teaching in Fiji’s education and training system. In doing so, the policy seeks to strengthen commitment to OER by all concerned including the Government.

Africa Nazarene University: Policy on OER Integration Into ODeL and Campus-based Provision

The purpose of this OER Policy is to:
  • guide the development and review of OER materials prior to sharing them on a worldwide scale
  • clarify publication rights and licensing issues
  • outline policies regarding the use of required infrastructure (information technology, library, etc.) and other support services
  • identify human and other resources to support faculty in developing OER for teaching and learning
  • define collaborations within and external to the university and the intent to allow access.

Adult Education and Open Educational Resources: Study

This study reviews the current use of Open Educational Resources in Adult Education, assesses its potential and makes recommendations for policy interventions, taking account of the European Commission’s policy frameworks. It incorporates new research on over 12 Member States, leveraging on a synthesis of existing research from a range of projects including POERUP (Policies for OER Uptake) and a 2014-15 study on Shared OER for the Joint Research Centre, augmented by two more recent studies for JRC and LLP.

Unisa OER Strategy

The University of South Africa has approved its OER strategy which demonstrates that they have realised that the vast quantities of content and teaching materials, especially openly licensed content, have significant potential to contribute to the quality of the teaching and learning experience of its students.