[Open-education] Friday Chat: Do we need open policy?

Marieke Guy marieke.guy at okfn.org
Fri Jun 20 10:37:46 UTC 2014

This question is 'borrowed' from the Cetis Conference (see my blog post 
on the open practice to open policy session 
<http://education.okfn.org/cetis-conference-2014-time-to-unhide-open/>) ;-)

Policy often lags behind practice - so is it necessary? Does it actually 
work in encouraging openness? Is grassroots activity better - or do we 
need to work from both directions? What examples are there of open 
policy working? Should it work on an institutional, national or sectoral 
level? Is it just about OERs or should it be about all aspects of 
education, or openness in general? Who leads on policy? How far should 
policy reach i.e. public sector or commercial too? Is there confusion 
with open policy making?

We have a few sections on this in the handbook (what policy is there? 
how do you convince policy makers? 
what is open policy? 

Any thoughts??




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