April 13, 2018 at 10:43 pm
Suggest you go further to include “virtuous circle” Open Education Practices in partnership with external bodies and sectors such as those explored by R. Macintyre and OU Scotland with the renewable energy sector.
Apologies if this seems obvious, but it’s crucial to get beyond an educational institution-centric view of openness. And to get beyond resources to include knowledge and practice; a broader perspective on what “education” means.
By the wya, thanks for the bog post that led me to this valuable document:
Changing Perspectives on OER
See in context
April 13, 2018 at 10:17 pm
I submit that “open assessment and accreditation practices” should also include “open recognition practices” to make for a more equitable power structure. Not just institutions or organisations, but individuals, should have the power to recognise.
In this regard, please see the Bologna Open Recognition Declaration, launched in Bologna of all places at ePIC 2016.
We recognise that Scotland is a leader in open educational practices and we would welcome representative participation at ePIC 2018 in Paris in October (epic.openrecognition.org).
July 19, 2017 at 3:39 pm
Thanks Lorna. That would be an improvement. It might be useful to go a bit further and try to elicit the fact that assessment is ancillary to certain forms of recognition and that accreditation is only one of the many modalities of ‘formal’ recognition. Opening recognition goes beyond formal recognition and includes ‘informal recognition.’ To be really open, educational institutions should facilitate and ‘recognise’ informal recognition.
July 18, 2017 at 10:10 am
Hi Serge, thank you got your comment. The Declaration already makes reference to “open assessment and accreditation practices” (para 17 & 12). If we update the Declaration we could change this to “open recognition, accreditation and assessment practices.”
July 15, 2017 at 1:16 pm
Interesting declaration. My suggestion would be to add a paragraph related to Open Recognition (http://www.openrecognition.org) as it is a key component to education itself, employment and social inclusion. Without open recognition, can we say that there is real open learning?
April 27, 2017 at 2:02 pm
April 29, 2016 at 8:43 pm
This declaration is undated. When was it released?
September 10, 2015 at 9:54 am
April 7, 2015 at 2:58 pm
Practitioners should be able to validate OERs against available advice and guidance to ensure that the resources they release/share are as accessible as reasonably possible beyond their own typical cohorts. Some level of accessibility audit (e.g. self-check questionnaire against common issues)should be supported by the repository network before a resource is accepted.
November 21, 2014 at 6:20 pm
The Scottish Open Education Declaration 0.1 was endorsed by:
Lee Ballantyne, Senior Learning Technologist, City of Glasgow College.
Lorna M. Campbell, Assistant Director, Cetis.
Fionnuala Carmichael, Manager, Jisc RSC Scotland.
Linda Creanor, Professor of Learning Technology, Glasgow Caledonian University.
Wilbert Kraan, Assistant Director, Cetis.
Ronald Macintyre, Learning and Teaching Coordinator, The Open University in Scotland.
Wayne Mackintosh, OER Foundation & UNESCO/COL/ICDE Chair in OER.
Sheila MacNeill, Senior Lecturer, Glasgow Caledonian University.
Celeste McLaughlin, Advisor, Jisc RSC Scotland.
Ian Stuart, Educator seconded to the Scottish Government
Peter Suber, director of the Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication and Harvard Open Access Project.
Joe Wilson, Head of New Ventures, Scottish Qualifications Authority