OER policy change

Participation in OER pilots and programs leads to policy change at an institutional level (OER use encourages institutions to change their policies)

Summary: OER policy can be seen as the next major development in the OER community, with the establishment of the Creative Commons Open Policy Network. While there are numerous top-down initiatives to drive OER adoption (especially with regards to open textbooks), examples of bottom-up policy adoption are rarer. There are some examples, particularly amongst community colleges where participation in OER projects has led to the formal adoption of an OER policy.

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CollegeHigher EducationInformalSchool-K12
0500

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College Higher Educ... Informal School-K12

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CollegeHigher EducationInformalSchool-K12
3704


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Key Questions
  • How many institutions are involved in pilot OER projects?
  • How do educational institutions make decisions about the role of OER?
  • What kinds of policies would help to support openness?
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