Educational policy and open educational practice in Australian higher education

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Stagg, Adrian and Bossu, Carina. 2016. "Educational policy and open educational practice in Australian higher education." Blessinger, Patrick and Bliss, T. J. (ed.) Open education: international perspectives in higher education . Cambridge, United kingdom. Open Book Publishers. pp. 115-135
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Educational policy and open educational practice in Australian higher education

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID2831
Book TitleOpen education: international perspectives in higher education
AuthorsStagg, Adrian (Author) and Bossu, Carina (Author)
EditorsBlessinger, Patrick and Bliss, T. J.
Page Range115-135
Chapter Number6
Number of Pages21
Year2016
PublisherOpen Book Publishers
Place of PublicationCambridge, United kingdom
ISBN9781783742783
9781783742806
Web Address (URL)http://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt1sq5v9n
Abstract

Open Educational Policy has become increasingly the subject of government attention globally, primarily with a focus on reducing educational costs for tax payers. Parallel to, yet rarely convergent with, these initiatives is an espoused sector-wide commitment to broadening participation in higher education, especially for students of low socio-economic backgrounds. Criticism of both open education and social inclusion policy highlights a deficiency in both the metrics used by policy-makers and the maturity of conceptual understanding applied to both notions. This chapter explores the possibilities afforded to social inclusion in universities by open education, and the case for an integrated approach to educational policy that recognizes the impact of a multi-causal foundation on the broader educational ecosystem.

Keywordsopen educational practice, open educational resources, higher education policy, OEP, OER
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390303. Higher education
Byline AffiliationsLearning and Teaching Support Unit
University of Tasmania
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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