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Developing Australian Academics’ Capacity: Supporting the Adoption of Open Educational Practices in Curriculum Design


Bossu, C and Fountain, W and Smyth, R and Brown, N, Developing Australian Academics' Capacity: Supporting the Adoption of Open Educational Practices in Curriculum Design, Office for Learning and Teaching, Department of Education and Training, Australian Government, Australia (2016) [Contract Report]


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This seed project initiative addressed an identified gap in Australian higher education between awareness of open educational practices (OEP) and implementation of OEP, particularly the production, adaptation and use of open educational resources (OER) to support the design of innovative, engaging and agile curriculum. In response, [the authors] aimed to design, develop, pilot and evaluate a free, open and online professional development course focused on supporting curriculum design in higher education. The specific aim of the course - Curriculum design for open education (CD4OE) - is to develop the capacity of academics in Australia to adopt and incorporate OER and OEP into curriculum development, for more effective and efficient learning and teaching across the sector.

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Item Type:Contract Report
Keywords:OER in Australia, OEP, Open educational practices, capacity building for OEP, micro courses
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:Fountain, W (Dr Wendy Fountain)
UTAS Author:Brown, N (Professor Natalie Brown)
ID Code:119074
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Curriculum and Academic Development
Deposited On:2017-07-25
Last Modified:2018-03-28
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