The potential role of open educational practice policy in transforming Australian higher education

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Bossu, Carina and Stagg, Adrian. 2018. "The potential role of open educational practice policy in transforming Australian higher education." Open Praxis. 10 (2), pp. 145-157. https://doi.org/10.5944/openpraxis.10.2.835
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The potential role of open educational practice policy in
transforming Australian higher education

ERA Journal ID123564
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsBossu, Carina (Author) and Stagg, Adrian
Journal TitleOpen Praxis
Journal Citation10 (2), pp. 145-157
Number of Pages13
Year2018
Place of PublicationOslo, Norway
ISSN0264-0201
1369-9997
2304-070X
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.5944/openpraxis.10.2.835
Web Address (URL)https://openpraxis.org/article/10.5944/openpraxis.10.2.835/
Abstract

Open Educational Practices (OEP) have played an important role in assisting educational institutions and governments worldwide to meet their current and future educational targets in widening participation, lowering costs, improving the quality of learning and teaching and promoting social inclusion and participatory democracy. There have been some important OEP developments in Australia, but unfortunately the potential of OEP to meet some of the national educational targets has not been fully realised and acknowledged yet, in ways that many countries around the world have. This paper will gather, discuss, and analyse some key national and international policies and documentation available as an attempt to provide a solid foundation for a call to action for OEP in Australia, which will hopefully be an instrument to assist and connect practitioners and policy makers in higher education.

Keywordsopen educational practice; OEP; OEP policies; open policies; higher education policy; Australia
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390201. Education policy
Byline AffiliationsUniversity of Tasmania
Office for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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