OpenEd17: The 14th Annual Open Education Conference
October 11 – 13, 2017  ::  Anaheim, CA

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Promoting and Evaluating Institutional and Governmental Open Policies [clear filter]
Thursday, October 12

11:00am PDT

A Story after Policy Approval: SBCTC's Infrastructure of Support for Open Licensing Policy Implementation

The implementation of a policy is considered as the most vital phase of the policy cycle as it is at this stage that the success or failure of a policy is determined. Adopted policies are put into effect and the proposed solution will be tested in the real world with all its organizational complexity. 

In late 2016, Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) approved a comprehensive open licensing policy and offered a session that introduced the newly approved policy. SBCTC showcased how institutions’ open policies can be crafted, amended, and approved. 

This year's session will discuss SBCTC's year-long journey in the implementation and application of this policy. The session will highlight the infrastructure that SBCTC has established to support staff implementation of open licensing policy. This support system is composed of three interrelated elements including resources, professional development, and a community of practice.

In illustrating the support model used, the session will focus on sharing practical accounts and best practices learned through the implementation process. The strategies and principles used for each implementation stage will be presented with examples and templates. 

SBCTC considers this policy and implementation work as starting points for a more expansive/far reaching Open Policy that will eventually support not only the internal works but also all resources produced by fellow state government agencies. Presenters will discuss the longer-term goals of additional state agency outreach and uptake.

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Boyoung Chae

Policy Associate, eLearning & Open Education, Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges

Mark Jenkins

Director, eLearning & Open Education, Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
OER policy development; system level open work and strategy.

Thursday October 12, 2017 11:00am - 11:25am PDT
Terrace D - F

11:30am PDT

Brazil Open Education Initiative
Educadigital Institute and UNESCO Chair in Open Education Brazil has launched, during the Americas Regional Consultation, the Open Education Initiative. (www.aberta.org.br)

The idea is to join all the projects and outputs of the both institutions who have been working on this subject since 2007. The platform includes information on academic research, publications, productions of resources and repositories, as well as face-to-face and distance learning opportunities.

Open Education Initiative is already providing the first online course about OER to the Federal Universities which belongs to the UAB Program (Open University of Brazil) from Ministry of Education. UAB is a wide scale governmental program to provide higher education to the teachers on Basic Education in Brazil (Primary and High School). The technology used is Moodle, an open software.

One of the most important publications that is available on the new platform is the study about Open Innovation in Education: concepts and business model. It is the first report about the possibilities of integration between educational market and the economy for the common good.

The platform (www.aberta.org.br) also includes a new referatory/repository, called RE-li-A, for indicates only digital resources available in the internet with an open licences (CC), classified by type of medium, level of education, area of knowledge. RE-li-A is been developing with a crowdfunding campaign (www.catarse.me/relia).

As soon as it is ready, RE-li-A will be integrated with the new platform that Ministry of Education is providing to fulfil the implementation of the commitment 6 of OGP-Brazil 3rd National Plan. For the first time, OGP Brazil has a commitment related to OER, Open Education and decentralized curation. This commitment was elaborated in 2016 in a unprecedented cocriation process, with people from government, civil society, private foundations and edtech-startups.

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Priscila Gonsales

Diretora-Executiva, Educadigital
Ashoka’s fellow, I have a Master in Education, Family and Technology at Salamanca University (UPSA-Spain), a post-graduation in Communication Process Management at São Paulo University (USP-Brazil) and has graduated in Journalism at Cásper Líbero (Brazil). I've been working with... Read More →

Thursday October 12, 2017 11:30am - 11:55am PDT
Terrace D - F