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The potential role of Open Educational Practice Policy in transforming Australian Higher Education


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Bossu, C ORCID: 0000-0002-6834-9490 and Stagg, A 2018 , 'The potential role of Open Educational Practice Policy in transforming Australian Higher Education' , Open Praxis, vol. 10, no. 2 , pp. 145-157 , doi: 10.5944/openpraxis.10.2.835.

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Open Educational Practices (OEP) have played an important role in assisting educational institutions and governments worldwide to meet their current and future educational targets in widening participation, lowering costs, improving the quality of learning and teaching and promoting social inclusion and participatory democracy. There have been some important OEP developments in Australia, but unfortunately the potential of OEP to meet some of the national educational targets has not been fully realised and acknowledged yet, in ways that many countries around the world have. This paper will gather, discuss, and analyse some key national and international policies and documentation available as an attempt to provide a solid foundation for a call to action for OEP in Australia, which will hopefully be an instrument to assist and connect practitioners and policy makers in higher education.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Bossu, C and Stagg, A
Keywords: open educational practice, OEP, OEP policies, open policies, higher education policy, Australia
Journal or Publication Title: Open Praxis
Publisher: International Council for Open and Distance Education
ISSN: 2304-070X
DOI / ID Number: 10.5944/openpraxis.10.2.835
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Copyright 2018 The Authors. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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