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Documentation of previous meetings of the OER Policy and Governance WG Meeting

  • In this preliminary meeting, KNOER-internal preliminary considerations for the WG OER Policy and Governance were made.
15.03.2023, 10:00 A.M. TO 12:00 P.M.: 1ST MEETING OF THE AG
  • Participants of the meeting: Alexander Claus, Bildungsportal Sachsen; Markus Deimann,; Daniel Diekmann, ORCA. nrw; Martin Ebner, TU Graz; Konrad Faber, Virtual Campus Rhineland-Palatinate; Martina Gerhard, Duale Hochschule Gera-Eisenach/eTeach-Kontaktstelle; Marc Göcks, Multimedia Kontor Hamburg; Sophia Hercher, HessenHub; Frank Homp, University of Bielefeld; Alexander Kobusch, FH Bielefeld; Noreen Krause, twillo; Martin Lentz, Virtual Campus Rhineland-Palatinate; Sandra Schön, TU Graz; Jacqueline Schulz, University of Jena.
  • Contents of the meeting:
    • During the first public meeting of the OER Policy and Governance WG, Sandra Schön and Martin Ebner (Graz University of Technology) first gave a brief input, followed by Alexander Kobusch (Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences) and Frank Homp (Bielefeld University). The input by Sandra Schön and Martin Ebner addressed developments and activities in the context of OER in the Austrian higher education area, while Alexander Kobusch and Frank Homp addressed fundamental aspects such as the purpose of OER policies or development processes in their input in addition to the current status in NRW.
    • Following the input phase, organisational aspects were discussed, which included, among others
      • Collecting questions and current topics as possible content for the WG;
      • The objectives and working methods of the WG as well as possible members;
      • The further procedure.
  • Results of the meeting:
    • Frequency of WG meetings: The WG meets once per quarter in a 3-month rhythm. The next date in the period June 2023 will be communicated promptly to all participants of the WG meeting and furthermore on the KNOER website.
    • Possible contents for the WG: Overview/monitoring of developments in the field of policy/governance in the DACH region; impact of policies.
    • Goal: Possibility for exchange in a protected space
    • Possible members & their contributions to the WG: The WG is open to all interested parties. In the meeting it was suggested to involve the “chairs” of the other OER “strongholds” or OER portals (

References from the session:

  • Ebner, Martin; Schön, Sandra; Ebner, Markus; Edelsbrunner, Sarah; Hohla, Katharina (2022). Potential Impact of Open Educational Resources and Practices for Good Teaching at Universities. The OER Impact Assessment at TU Graz. In: Michael E. Auer, Andreas Pester, Dominik May (Eds.), Learning with Technologies and Technologies in Learning. Experience, Trends and Challenges in Higher Education, Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, Volume 45, Cham: Springer, pp. 79-99. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-031-04286-7_5
  • Ebner, Martin, Orr, Dominic and Schön, Sandra. “OER Impact Assessment: A framework for higher education institutions and beyond. Approaches to assess the impact of Open Educational Resources” Open Education Studies, vol. 4, no. 1, 2022, pp. 296-309.