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!
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
Our first team meeting for 2018 from the 18th to the 19th January 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 could not make it to Cologne this time so we had only visitors from Berlin. The two days were filled with lively discussions and great teamwork. In addition a lot of practical work was done. Continue reading
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
Our second team meeting for 2017 from the 18th to the 19th May took place at Cologne. The North Rhine-Westphalian Library Centre (hbz) is in Cologne where four people of the OER World Map team are located. So the other members of our geographically dispersed team had to travel this time coming from Milton Keynes, UK and from Berlin. The two days were as always filled with constructive discussions and good teamwork. Continue reading
From the 16th to the 17th March we met for our first “physical” team meeting in 2017. The two days were filled with lively discussions and effective teamwork. Our colleague Felix was our host. We met at the office of graphthinking in Berlin, Köpenick. Many thanks for the hospitality and possibility to meet in the German capital only hundred meters away from the lovely river Dahme! Continue reading
In case you couldn’t make it, here are the slides from today’s presentation at the Open Education conference. All feedback welcome!