The opportunities and challenges for enabling education: implementing Open Educational Practices (OEP)

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Judith, Kate and Bull, David. 2013. "The opportunities and challenges for enabling education: implementing Open Educational Practices (OEP)." 3rd National Association of Enabling Educators of Australia Conference (NAEEA 2013): Flexibility: Pathways to Participation. Melbourne, Australia 27 - 29 Nov 2013 Toowoomba, Australia.
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The opportunities and challenges for enabling education: implementing Open Educational Practices (OEP)

Presentation TypePaper
AuthorsJudith, Kate (Author) and Bull, David (Author)
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 3rd National Association of Enabling Educators of Australia Conference
ERA Conference ID79818
60662
Number of Pages10
Year2013
Place of PublicationToowoomba, Australia
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://enablingeducators.org/conference/2013.html
Conference/Event3rd National Association of Enabling Educators of Australia Conference (NAEEA 2013): Flexibility: Pathways to Participation
National Conference of Enabling Educators
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3rd National Association of Enabling Educators of Australia Conference (NAEEA 2013): Flexibility: Pathways to Participation
National Association of Enabling Educators of Australia Conference - Flexibility: Pathways to participation
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National Association of Enabling Educators of Australia: Enabling Education
Event Date
27 to end of 29 Nov 2013
Event Location
Melbourne, Australia
Event Details
National Conference of Enabling Educators
Abstract

The open education resource (OER) movement has emerged to encompass wide ranging open practices as it increasingly re-shapes the future of higher education. This popular movement provides both opportunities and challenges for educators, as identified by research addressing the feasibility of open practices (Bossu, Brown & Bull, 2012).
Enabling education programs and open education practices would seem to be good partners. Free resources without copyright restriction appear to be a perfect match for policy aimed at widening access to higher education.
This paper reports on the challenges faced in developing an enabling course resourced entirely by open licensed materials. The course provides many opportunities for broadening the accessibility of higher education beyond the scope of current enabling programs but has encountered a variety of practical challenges during its development. The paper then proceeds to suggest how some of these challenges might be addressed in the foreseeable future.

KeywordsOER; OEP; copyright laws; open licensed materials; massive open online courses; MOOC
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020480603. Intellectual property law
390405. Educational technology and computing
390303. Higher education
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Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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