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Open Educational Practices in Australia


Bossu, C, Open Educational Practices in Australia, Open Educational Resources: Policy, Costs and Transformation, UNESCO, F Miao, S Mishra and R McGreal (ed), Canada, pp. 13-25. ISBN 978-1-894975-75-9 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]


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This case study presents the extent of transformation that Open Educational Practices (OEP) have brought to higher education in Australia. In the early stages of the transformation, open access policies, funding, support and infrastructure were introduced by the national government. Initiatives that uncovered the transformative potential of OEP were then undertaken. The scope of transformation of OEP in Australia has since expanded, influencing and impacting institutions in several aspects, leading the sector to a better position worldwide. However, many challenges still remain. Restrictive copyright regimes and a lack of national and institutional policies and funding are among the barriers faced by OEP in Australia. If these barriers are removed and policy enablers are further developed, the higher education sector in Australia could fully benefit from the transformative potential of OEP.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:open educational practices in Australia, OEP in Australia, OER in Australia
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Higher education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Policies and development
UTAS Author:Bossu, C (Dr Carina Bossu)
ID Code:108588
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Curriculum and Academic Development
Deposited On:2016-04-26
Last Modified:2017-08-09
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