Join the OER Policy Lab @ OER19! #OERPolicyLab

In cooperation with the OER19 conference team and the Centrum Cyfrowe, the OER World Map project organizes the first OER POLICY Lab. The event will take place one day before the start of the official OER19 conference:

UPDATE: THE OFFICIAL AGENDA – Hashtag on Twitter: #OERPolicyLab

Tuesday, the 9th of April 2019 from 10:00 till 17:00 in Galway, Ireland

The event will take place at the

Arts Millennium Building
(in the centre of the NUI Galway campus, across from the Library)
Room: AM 207

The workshop will aim to:

  1. Collect global OER policies, with a special focus on Europe
  2. Identify new functionality needed for the OER Policy Registry
  3. Develop a global network of OE Policy Experts who want to cooperate in order to facilitate global mainstreaming of Open Education

Invited are experienced and soon-to-be experts on OER and Policy Making who are willing to devote a day of practical working. We have limited funds available to support travelling and accomodation. So in case you think you can contribute to the event but need additional support, please contact us at info@oerworldmap.org.

UPDATE: THE OFFICIAL AGENDA

We are looking forward to a productive day of cooperation with you!

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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!

Continue reading “Designing the new OER Policy Registry”

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

Globe held by hand

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

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

Was sind die Lessons Learned der Projekte des OERinfo-Förderprogramms?

Team spirit, CC0

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

Die ersten Projekte, die unter Förderrichtlinie OERinfo gefördert werden, laufen zum
30. April 2018 aus. Nicht mehr lange hin also! Zeit, sich daran zu machen, die Ergebnisse von 18 Monaten intensiven Arbeitens, Forschens und Lehrens auch über die Projektdauer hinaus optimal verfügbar zu machen! Und zwar die Ergebnisse hier mal nicht im Sinne von produzierten Bildungsmaterialien oder neu hinzugewonnenen Mitstreitern in Sachen OER, sondern im Hinblick auf das Projekt selbst: Continue reading “Was sind die Lessons Learned der Projekte des OERinfo-Förderprogramms?”

Identifying Lighthouses

The Ljubjlana Action Plan highlights the need to identify and share models of good practice, which have proven to be sustainable ways to organize the production, adoption, sharing and use of Open Educational Resources. We believe that learning from experiences made in other countries will be key for a fast and effective global mainstreaming of OER and that the OER World Map is the ideal tool to support this collaborative learning process. Continue reading “Identifying Lighthouses”

Evaluating OER World Map with its users – your input requested

As part of our commitment to iteratively improving the OER World Map through its development, we are always keen to receive feedback from our users.  To encourage participation from as many stakeholders as possible we have formalised this process in the form of a survey (found at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/OERWM2017). Continue reading “Evaluating OER World Map with its users – your input requested”