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A national strategy to promote Open Educational Practices in higher education in Australia


Bossu, C and Ward, L and Wills, S and Alexander, S and Sadler, D and Kandlbinder, P and Brown, N and Chelliah, J and Klapdor, K and Uys, U, A national strategy to promote Open Educational Practices in higher education in Australia, ASCILITE 2016 Show Me The Learning: Conference Proceedings 33rd International Conference of Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education, 28-30 November 2016, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 70-75. (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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Currently in Australia, there are no policies and regulations at national levels to promote and encourage the adoption of Open Educational Practices (OEP) across the higher education sector. As an attempt to bridge this policy gap, a project proposal was developed by a group of OEP advocates and researchers and then successfully funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training (AGDET). This paper explores and discusses the approaches, deliverables and recommendations of this project titled Students, Universities and Open Education (OpenEdOz) Project. One of its main deliverables was a National Policy Roadmap, which aimed to assist the government to realise the potential of OEP for the Australian higher education sector and open up opportunities for further national policy development and support in which OEP can flourish. The policy roadmap was informed by a range of national and international evidenced-based case studies related to OEP projects and initiatives.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Open Educational Practices in Australia, OEP in Australia, OEP National Strategy
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)
UTAS Author:Sadler, D (Professor David Sadler)
UTAS Author:Brown, N (Professor Natalie Brown)
ID Code:112975
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Curriculum and Academic Development
Deposited On:2016-12-06
Last Modified:2017-08-01
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