Institutional OER-policies

July 7th, 2020

EXAMPLES OF INSTITUTIONAL POLICY FOR OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Over the past few months, various people have asked me whether I know of any examples of institutional policy in the field of OERs. I was usually asked because people had seen the report that Dominic Orr and I wrote for UNESCO together with Fengchun Miao and Sanjaya Mishra.  That report presents a few examples of institutional OER policy, but there are more.

Below is a list of institutions and organisations that have developed policies for OER of which I am aware. This list is not exhaustive. If anyone is aware of any additions, please let me know. If you are interested, I recommend that you also visit the OER World Map.

SURF – Stappenplan voor Beleid Open Leermaterialen - https://openleermaterialen.surf.nl/beleid (in Dutch)

I. Hassler - University of Technology Delft  TU Delft Strategic Plan Open Science 2020-2024 Research and Education in the Open Era. https://doi.org/10.4233/uuid:f2faff07-408f-4cec-bd87-0919c9e4c26f

Amanda Coolidge & Daniel de Marte – BC Campus / Tidewater Community College College and University OER Policy Development Tool http://policy.lumenlearning.com

OER-Africa - OER Policy Review and Development Toolkit https://www.oerafrica.org/resource/oer-policy-review-and-development-toolkit

University of New England - The Feasibility Protocol https://eprints.usq.edu.au/24303/7/Busso_Brown_Bull_rep2013_PV.pdf

University of Saskatchewan OER Strategic Plan 2019-2023 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bE2qmwXxZ0HNtpP2O4jCaVHdRxtsQYwBccTCTWCxVG8/edit

University of Edinburgh – OER-policy https://www.ed.ac.uk/files/atoms/files/openeducationalresourcespolicy.pdf

Glasgow Caledonian University Institutional – OER-Policy https://www.gcu.ac.uk/media/gcalwebv2/library/content/pdffiles/GCU-Interim-Open-Educational-Resources-Policy-Approved.pdf

Commonwealth of Learning – Policy Template http://oasis.col.org/handle/11599/2361

Universität Passau - SKILL.de Open Educational Resources Policy https://nas.dilab.uni-passau.de/oo/r/550739702443979022

Washington State University  https://provost.wsu.edu/open-educational-resources/oer-policy/

Bridge – nonprofit organization South Africa https://www.bridge.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/BRIDGE-Policy-on-Open-Educational-Resources-CC-BY-SA-20150320.pdf

TU Hamburg - openTUHH | Policy für Offenheit in Forschung und Lehre https://www.tuhh.de/t3resources/tuhh/download/universitaet/openPolicy.pdf

University of the South Pacific - OE Policy https://policylib.usp.ac.fj/form.readdoc.php?id=736

Open University of Tanzania (OUT) – OER-policy https://www.oerafrica.org/system/files/12584/out-open-education-resources-policy-final.pdf?file=1&type=node&id=12584

Hochschule Reutlingen - OER Policy https://www.reutlingen-university.de/fileadmin/user_upload/2019_27_Amtliche_Bekanntmachung_OER_Policy.pdf

Coventry University – OER-Policy http://opened.coventry.domains/oer-policy/

BC Campus – Open Education Advocacy https://bccampus.ca/open-education-advocacy/

Open University (UK) - Policies and Statements on Open Education http://www.open.ac.uk/about/main/strategy-and-policies/policies-and-statements/copyright-openlearn

University of South Africa (UNISA) - Open Educational Resources Strategyhttp://uir.unisa.ac.za/bitstream/handle/10500/18588/2047-17096-2-PB.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=

CCCOER – Community College Consortium for OER https://www.cccoer.org/2020/03/21/regional-leaders-of-open-education-initiative/

Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA) - Institutional OER policy template prepared by COL’s regional office -- 7/8, Sarv Priya Vihar, New Delhi, and available at http://cemca.org.in/ckfinder/userfiles/files/DRAFT%20OER%20POLICY%20template_revised.odt

Wawasan Open University - Open Educational Resources (OER) Policy. Retrieved from http://eprint.wou.edu.my/policies.html

UNESCO and Commonwealth of Learning 2011, 2015 - Guidelines for Open Educational Resources (OER) in Higher Education  http://www.unesco.org/open-access/terms-use-ccbysa-en

Björn Haßler, Helen Neo and Josie Fraser - OER Guidance for Schools (2014),  Leicester City Council. http://schools.leicester.gov.uk/openeducation

UCL Library Services  - Open Education Raodmap https://open-education-repository.ucl.ac.uk//481/1/ucl_oe_roadmap.pdf

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (Canada) – OER Institutional Policy Source: http://www.sait.ca/assets/documents/About SAIT/Who We Are/Publications/Applied-Education-Plan.pdf