Educational policy and open educational practice in Australian higher education

Stagg, Adrian and Bossu, Carina (2016) Educational policy and open educational practice in Australian higher education. In: Open education: international perspectives in higher education. Open Book Publishers, Cambridge, United kingdom, pp. 115-135. ISBN 978-1-78374-278-3

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Open Educational Policy has become increasingly the subject of government attention globally, primarily with a focus on reducing educational costs for tax payers. Parallel to, yet rarely convergent with, these initiatives is an espoused sector-wide commitment to broadening participation in higher education, especially for students of low socio-economic backgrounds. Criticism of both open education and social inclusion policy highlights a deficiency in both the metrics used by policy-makers and the maturity of conceptual understanding applied to both notions. This chapter explores the possibilities afforded to social inclusion in universities by open education, and the case for an integrated approach to educational policy that recognizes the impact of a multi-causal foundation on the broader educational ecosystem.

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Additional Information: © Adrian Stagg and Carina Bossu, CC BY 4.0. The text of this book is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0). This license allows you to share, copy, distribute and transmit the text; to adapt it and to make commercial use of it providing that attribution is made to the authors (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work). Attribution should include the following information: Patrick Blessinger and TJ Bliss, Open Education: International Perspectives in Higher Education. Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2016.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Division of Academic Services - Learning and Teaching Support
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2017 02:41
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2017 02:23
Uncontrolled Keywords: open educational practice, open educational resources, higher education policy, OEP, OER
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development

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