This toolkit is aimed at higher education stakeholders who are working with Open Educational Resources (OER).
It is designed to help you review your own institutional policy environment and where necessary institute policy changes that will facilitate collaboration and the development and sharing of OER.
The toolkit raises policy questions, and makes suggestions for addressing policy issues. It also provides examples and case studies of policy development and review, and includes sample resources/templates, some of which could be adapted for use in your own institutional context.
The toolkit has the following sections:
Sections 1 and 2 orient you to OER generally and OER-related policy considerations. Section 2 in particular poses key questions and provides answers to kick off involvement with OER policy issues.
Sections 3–7 each contain:
• A summary of key questions/issues.
• Links to an illustrative case study/studies.
• Links to other relevant toolkits.
• Links to examples of OER policy documents that refl ect the issues being discussed and/or links to sample resources/templates.
Section 8 provides an overview of the policy links between OER and Open and Distance Learning and e-Learning.
Section 9 provides useful and accessible notes, including illustrative examples, on the processes of policy-making and policy review.
Section 10, OER Policy Forum, provides an interactive space in which you can raise questions, make suggestions and/or provide links to other useful policy resources.