The open education movement in Australia: the need for political leadership

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Bossu, Carina, Bull, David and Brown, Mark. 2012. "The open education movement in Australia: the need for political leadership." Dhanarajan, Gajaraj and Porter, David (ed.) Regional Symposium on Open Educational Resources(OER 2012): An Asian Perspective on Policy and Practices . Penang, Malaysia 19 - 21 Sep 2012 Penang, Malaysia.
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The open education movement in Australia: the need for political leadership

Presentation TypePaper
AuthorsBossu, Carina (Author), Bull, David (Author) and Brown, Mark (Author)
EditorsDhanarajan, Gajaraj and Porter, David
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the Regional Symposium on Open Educational Resources (OER 2012)
Number of Pages7
Year2012
Place of PublicationPenang, Malaysia
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://www.oerasia.org/symposium/OERAsia_Symposium_Penang_2012_Proceedings.pdf
Conference/EventRegional Symposium on Open Educational Resources(OER 2012): An Asian Perspective on Policy and Practices
Regional Symposium on Open Educational Resources
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Regional Symposium on Open Educational Resources(OER 2012): An Asian Perspective on Policy and Practices
Event Date
19 to end of 21 Sep 2012
Event Location
Penang, Malaysia
Event Details
Regional Symposium on Open Educational Resources
OERASIA
Abstract

This paper starts by exploring some of the most important OER initiatives in Australia, and then describes a centrally funded research project that investigates the state of play of OER in Australia. After that, the authors report on some of the preliminary findings of this research in progress, which surveyed the higher education sector and interviewed key stakeholders. The research findings revealed
that there should be greater strategic leadership from government bodies and institutions to regulate the adoption of OER in Australia. According to participants, there is an urgent need for public policies to promote access and availability of OER in the higher education sector, and that these policies could encourage the growth, development and institutional adoption of open educational resources and practices across the sector in Australia.

KeywordsOER in Australia; OER policies; OER project; policy research
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020440712. Social policy
390201. Education policy
390303. Higher education
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Byline AffiliationsUniversity of New England
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Massey University, New Zealand
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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