OER Citations

A place for policy: The role of policy in supporting open educational resources and practices at Ontario’s colleges and universities

Citation

Skidmore, J. M., & Provida, M. (2019). A place for policy: The role of policy in supporting open educational resources and practices at Ontario’s colleges and universities. eCampus Ontario. https://www.ecampusontario.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2019-08-07-skimore-oe-policy-report.pdf

Abstract

What can institutions of higher learning do structurally to improve the uptake of open educational resources and practices? That is the basic question guiding this report. Policy is a tool with which institutions structure their affairs, determine their organizational stance on particular issues, and create the framework for guiding the direction of their work. This study, commissioned by eCampus Ontario, considers the benefits of open educational resources and practices (OER/P) and the obstacles hindering their uptake at colleges and universities. Focusing on institutional policy, this report makes the case that targeted policies can remove some of the obstacles facing OER/P.

Citation Type: Report