Introduction to Open Educational Practices

16 October 2015 - 11:35am • by Anna Page

OEPs - create and use OERs, foster better quality, share teaching practices, connect information, innovate and improve competence

Open Educational Practices (OEP) are educational practices which promote and support equity and openness in education, with ‘open’ partly building on the freedoms associated with “the 5 Rs” of OER.  Crucially OEP draws on established traditions within open education that promote a broader sense of open, emphasising social justice and developing practices that open up opportunities for those distanced from education.

The wikipedia definition of OEP is "teaching techniques that draw upon open technologies and high-quality open educational resources (OER) in order to facilitate collaborative and flexible learning".  This might mean student participation in activities involving open sharing of resources or knowledge, including co-creating OER or peer assessment in the open,  It can also include sharing teaching practices openly for teacher development and quality enhancement.

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Practices involved in the creation of open content:

Practices involving the use and reuse of open and free content
Institutional practices that link into questions about policy

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