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Webinar 3 2014: Open Educational Practice – what, why and how?

December 9, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Open Educational Practice – what, why and how?: Tuesday 9 December, 1-2PM (Australian EDT)

OERs are only a part of the wider topic; Open Educational Practice (OEP) includes a different way of thinking, planning and managing for the open sharing of teaching practices. But how much is aspirational and how far have we got with implementation?

The growing diversity of Open Educational Resources (OER) initiatives coupled with better understanding of the limitations of open content, without open practices, has led to an important shift in thinking in the field. A narrow focus on OER per se may not be enough for educational institutions to fundamentally embrace and establish effective open pedagogical practices.
Open Educational Practices (OEP) are defined as practices which support the production, use and reuse of high quality open educational resources (OER) through institutional policies, which promote innovative pedagogical models, and respect and empower learners as co-producers on their lifelong learning path. OEP address the whole OER governance community: policy makers, managers and administrators of organizations, educational professionals and learners.


Carina Bossu:

Lecturer (Learning and Teaching) with the Tasmanian Institute of Learning and Teaching at the University of Tasmania. Carina’s work and research are primarily focused on Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Educational Practices (OEP) in higher education, more specifically issues related to learning, teaching and professional development. Carina was previously a Research Fellow with DEHub at the University of New England and lead the ALTC funded project Adoption, use and management of Open Educational Resources to enhance teaching and learning in Australia.

Luke Padgett:

OER Project Leader (Copyright & Engagement) at the University of Tasmania. He has extensive knowledge of policy, partnership and development issues relating to OER and MOOCs and worked with Carina in organising the recent successful OER National Symposium. Luke’s expertise is in the sustainability, scalability and best practice systems for the sharing of learning and teaching resources and associated copyright issues.

Theresa Koroivulaono:

Acting Director at the Centre for Flexible Learning, Suva campus, University of the South Pacific (USP). She is responsible for managing the use and development of OER, professional development and OER awareness in learning design at USP. With her will be Alanieta Lesuma-Fatiaki and Neelam Narayan who are Instructional Designers with experience in OER application. Working at a regional university that serves twelve small island developing states (SIDS), the transformative potential of OER in higher education is reflected in multifarious ways that include, selection and adaptation for use, development, testing for access and directly informing learning design.


December 9, 2014
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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