Designing the new OER Policy Registry

As previously announced Creative Commons and the OER World Map project are currently working on the relaunch of the OER Policy Registry. An initial version, which already includes the data of the former registry, is already available.

The redesign of the registry was intensively discussed by a group of dedicated OER Policy specialists at the third OE Policy Forum, which took place in Warsaw last October. The following post summarizes the discussion, specifies important new functionality and points out remaining open questions.

We try to develop the new OER Policy Registry as open and transparent as possible and everybody is invited to participate! In order to do so, please share your ideas for cool new features with us, either replying on our blog, commenting directly on github or sending us a mail. You can also support the project by adding missing policies to the new registry!

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Moving the OER Policy Registry to the OER World Map

JOIN US AT THE OER POLICY FORUM IN WARSAW!

Creative Commons defines OER policies “as legislation, institutional policies, and/or funder mandates that lead to the creation, increased use, and/or support for improving OER”. OER policy making has been of major concern within the global open education movement, since policies – at their best – can be powerful top-down-instruments which can support the mainstreaming of OER on national, provincial / state and institutional levels.

To support the development and implementation of effective OER policies, Creative Commons provides the Open Educational Resources (OER) Policy Registry, a database of current and proposed open education policies from around the world. The registry allows anybody to easily share, update, and browse open education policies and legislation. It also hosts supporting policy resources such as case studies and guides.

During Open Education Global Conference 2018, Creative Commons and the OER World Map Project agreed to migrate the registry to the OER World Map for two reasons: Continue reading

Third Team Meeting 2018 in Cologne

Our third team meeting for 2018 from the 27th to the 28th September again took place at Cologne at the North Rhine-Westphalian Library Centre (hbz), where four people of the OER World Map team are working. Rob Farrow from the Open University in Milton Keynes, UK, and our four colleagues from Berlin joined us. The two days were filled with lively discussions on our plans for future collaborations. On the second day also a lot of practical work was done. Continue reading

OER World Map – UK Country View 2018 #altc

https://oerworldmap.org/country/gb

To mark the first day of ALT-C, the UK’s foremost conference for educational technologists, we are happy to share with you a UK version of the OER World Map and invite you to authenticate and improve the data.

The OER World Map collects and visualizes data on actors and activities in the field of open education worldwide. The goal is to accelerate the evolution of the global OER ecosystem by providing a comprehensive and responsive picture of the OER movement.

There are now more than 200 entries recorded in the system for the UK  – a combination of people, events, stories, tools, projects and institutions making up the world of open education (beginning with the JISC OER project).   We hope you find it useful and maybe it will even enable you to make a new connection or two.

We’re really keen to capture even more of what’s going on in 2018 and beyond. To add data about yourself or your activity you can follow the instructions at https://oerworldmap.org/contribute.

If you want to embed your own version of the UK map you can do so using the following code:

https://oerworldmap.org/country/gb

Wishing you a great conference from the OER World Map team!

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My organisation / my project has shown up on the OER World Map. What do I have to do about this?

On the OER World Map the OER community is collecting information on the growing number of actors and activities in the field of open education worldwide and maybe somebody has added your OER project or your organisation. To be able to edit the entry and to add further information you simply have to register yourself! When you are logged in you can start editing: Continue reading

Catalysing Open Innovation: OER World Map at #oer18 and #oeglobal18

It’s been a busy period for the OER World Map team! There has been a lot of development work taking place – including a new brand identity and UI overhaul for the OER World Map (which has a great new landing page).  The refresh was launched at OER18: Open to All – 9th Annual Conference for Open Education Research, Practice and Policy which took place in Bristol, UK between the 18-19th April.  The event was used to assess the use of the map as a tool for collecting and visualising data about conference attendance and activity. Continue reading

Wie sieht eine ideale Projektdokumentation der OERinfo-Projekte auf der OER World Map aus?

(Because this article addresses directly to the members of the German OERinfo program it is written in German.)

Alle OERinfo-Projekte sind auf der OER World Map eingetragen und wichtige Informationen sind bereits vorhanden, vielen Dank für Ihre Mitarbeit!

Wir sehen die Dokumentation der OERinfo-Projekte hier auf der OER World Map als Pilotprojekt für die Dokumentation nationaler und internationaler OER-Verbundprojekte. Als Partner der Informationsstelle OER bieten wir die Infrastruktur zum Sammeln, Verknüpfen und Auffinden von projektbezogenen Informationen. Continue reading