The project aims to facilitate best OEP in Scotland by developing a peer support network, an online hub and awareness raising activities including workshops, also to enhance the capacity and reputation of the Scottish tertiary education sector for developing publicly available and pedagogically robust online materials. This means extending the 4Rs of OER beyond the small number of staff who reuse, revise, remix and redistribute content openly (Dhanarajan & Abeywardena, 2013) to the wider sector of HE, FE and beyond.
The project is shaping and sharing learning together by developing close partnerships with Scottish organisations not normally involved in creating educational materials, enabling OER creation for individuals and communities who may not have access to higher education. It brings organisations and communities who have materials to develop and share openly into direct contact with learning design experience and knowledge of HE professionals, increasing capacity for good quality OER creation.
An online hub will host these partnership-created exemplar resources and case studies of good OEP, OEP community building tools to host communities of practice and later a short open course on OER and OEP.
This presentation will focus on the first couple of month’s use of the online Opening Educational Practices hub and issues raised by the first OEP exemplars currently being developed via this collaborative cross-sector partnership method.
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