Curriculum and Quality

Open Education and the University of Tasmania

Open Education seeks to scale educational opportunities by taking advantage of the power of the internet, allowing rapid and essentially free dissemination, and enabling people around the world to access knowledge, connect and collaborate. Open is key; open allows not just access, but the ability to modify and use materials, information and networks so education can be personalized to individual users or woven together in new ways for large and diverse audiences.

Open Education Consortium

UTAS has developed and implemented a number of supporting strategies and policies to support the development of Open Educational Practices by UTAS staff.

  • The development of Open Educational Practices is part of Divisional planning.

    Ensuring that UTAS staff are  well supported to take up Open Educational Practice is part of the S&E Division's five year plan.

  • Embracing Open Educational Practices is a UTAS curriculum principle.

    The use of Opening Educational Practices to "enhance and extend curriculum offerings through being a member of a vibrant community of practice sharing high quality resources" is provided as the University's tenth curriculum principle.

  • Using Open Educational Practices counts towards teaching performance expectations.

    Teaching staff are also encouraged to use and develop a range of learning technologies and online resources such as MOOCs and Open Educational Resources and this is formally recognised within the University's Teaching Performance Expectations.

View the Using Open Educational Resources (OER) webpage for supporting resources related to engaging with Open Educational practices.