Exploring Initiatives for Open Educational Practices at an Australian and a Brazilian University

Bossu, Carina and Meier, Marineli (2018). Exploring Initiatives for Open Educational Practices at an Australian and a Brazilian University. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2018(1), article no. 16.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/jime.475


This paper explores some key developments in Open Educational Practices (OEP) in higher education in Australia and in Brazil. More specifically, it focuses on the analysis of two individual universities: the University of Tasmania, in Australia; and the Federal University of Paraná, in Brazil. They are both public and mostly face-to-face universities trying to engage with OEP to enhance their blended learning offerings, and more generally learning and teaching. However, these institutions are distinctive in terms of their student numbers, their blended learning approaches, their role within their own communities, and their OEP strategies and initiatives. We will present some of the key policies and strategies adopted by these universities to support OEP, as well as the impact and the opportunities at present. The discussion in this paper will then attempt to make some recommendations for future directions of OEP adoption not only in these two countries, but also elsewhere.

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  • Item ORO ID
  • 75474
  • Item Type
  • Journal Item
  • ISSN
  • 1365-893X
  • Keywords
  • Open Educational Practices; Open Policies; OEP; OEP Australia; OEP Brazil; OEP Brazil and Australia
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  • Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
  • Copyright Holders
  • © 2018 Carina Bossu, © 2018 Marineli Meier
  • Depositing User
  • Carina Bossu