We are preparing for a second Three Days of Focussed Annotation February 1 - 3, 2022 on the Developing Supportive Policy Action Area of the UNESCO Recommendation on OER .
Like we did in early December for the Building Capacity Action Area, the three day frame is just a time we will be calling for activity. As the act pf web annotation is largely asynchronous, you are invited to contribute notes before and after these dates.
We see web annotation as an opportunity to position our open education work by attaching notes in the Recommendation and to learn from the work of others. Attached to specific words of the Recommendation, annotation offer practical and examples of supportive policy from the field, critical discussions, and insights from a global perspective that can be applied to future implementation strategies for the Recommendation.
It brings a layer of conversational ties to relevant words in the document. And as annotation activity increases, just at a glance at this section, may provide an indication of the progress in this action area.
We hope to collectively expand on the meaning and application specific words of this section of the OER Recommendation, and be able to share where policy has impacted practice. Possible notes to add might include
- If your institution has an operating policy on OER, attach it to the specific section that best correlates to the suggestion. This means, what does an example of the recommendation look like in the world?
- You can also explore the OEPolicy Hub for examples of other policies from different parts of the world, and find in the recommendation where it is best connected.
- Links to policy research that addresses a key portion of the Recommendation.
- Critical questions about the recommendation – discuss what it is missing in terms of policy issues or where local or national regulations cause challenges. What should be changed? How can policy makers be more engaged?
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Questions we might ask you to consider when thinking about what kind of notes to attach to the OER Recommendation include:
- What will convince governments, education authorities, and institutions to adopt regulatory frameworks and policies that openly licenses publicly-funded education and research materials now and into the future?
- What do they need to make the benefits clear?
- How does policy affect educators in the field?
- What makes policy “supportive”?
- Who influences policy making?
- Why is this important?
- Who does this affect?
- What are the larger implications?
- How is effectiveness of policy determined?
- What is currently being done?
- What needs to be done?
- How can it be implemented globally?
Reply to this post (see button below) to generate discussion around these questions and/or post them as annotations in the Pressbooks version of the Recommendation.
The Recommendation on OER describes the Developing Supportive Policy action area:
encouraging governments, and education authorities and institutions to adopt regulatory frameworks to support open licensing of publicly funded educational and research materials, develop strategies to enable the use and adaptation of OER in support of high quality, inclusive education and lifelong learning for all, supported by relevant research in the area;
More specifically Article 12 suggests:
Member States, according to their specific conditions, governing structures and constitutional provisions, should develop or encourage policy environments, including those at the institutional and national levels, that are supportive of effective OER practices.
- Watch the UNESCO Dynamic Coalition webinar on "Developing Supportive Policy: (june 2021) featuring a panel of educators from Africa, Asia and Europe
- Explore the OEGlobal2021 Conference sessions related to the Developing Supportive Policy action area and identify elements or resources from them that are related to developing policy for OER.
- Get Ready to Annotate from our post here in OEG Connect or go directly to the Pressbooks version of the Recommendation .
- See what has been annotated already. You can find this action area and a few annotations already added via this direct link to a note announcing this event.
- Reply Here to the questions above about this action area. What questions do you have? What do you know that might be relevant to contribute as examples?
- Annotate the part of the OER Recommendation about Developing Supportive Policy – this link opens to an annotation for this section of the document with an invitation to contribute more to this area, specifically to the 8 points below Article 12. Or annotate the same part of the document
- Annotate Together 2022-02-02T15:00:00Z → 2022-02-02T21:00:00ZDrop into the OEGlobal Annotation Lab via zoom to annotate together in real time and discuss with colleagues what we are doing.
- Getting Granular We provide here and via Twitter prompts that are focused on the six specific suggestions listed under the Developing Supportive Policy Action area, and specific phrases within each that are suggestions for creating annotations.
- Track Our Progress with visual summaries of annotation activity via CROWDLAAERS, see summary across all language areas or by:
Participate in any way that works for you, we just hope to enrich the text of the Recommendation with a global perspective on the current implementation of Developing Supportive Policy and its relationship to expanding the reach of OER and Open Education in general.