This article from OER Africa details some of the considerations institutions should keep in mind as they make a move to more openness. As you read through, think about your own context and how you would respond to the questions.
In the linked section of this article from JISC (view the piece under “Tips for success”, a UK research organization that works in the areas of using digital technologies for education and research, there are some practical suggestions around the implementation of OER adoption and sharing in institutions.
Video: Institutional Changes
During the Open Education Conference in Vancouver in October 2012, BCcampus hosted a forum of institutional leaders and OER experts. Three speakers were asked to talk about what has to happen within institutions, and how we can further open practices? (models, practices, structures, policies). In the video below, Alan Davis, President of Kwantlen Polytechnic University speaks to what he thinks needs to happen based on his vast experience in a variety of institutions. Alan’s talk is the first of the three. The other speakers, Brian Lamb, Director of Innovation at Thompson Rivers University and Cable Green, Director of Global Learning at Creative Commons also had very interesting and valuable things to add to the conversation, but in terms of being specific to institutions, what Dr. Davis has to say is the most germane to our conversation this week. If you have the time, we encourage you to watch the rest.