NZ Declaration on OERs
This year, we're going to be working more closely with the many NZ students' associations, building towards a campaign for open educational resources in our tertiary education institutions.
This campaign will largely follow in the footsteps of the US PIRG, which has done some excellent -- and very successful -- work advocating for OERs. This survey was particularly important: http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/41906
Here's the plan at present:
Step one will be to advance a simple declaration in favour of OERs, and ask all the SAs to endorse it.
Step two will be to work with NZUSA to replicate the survey mentioned in the blog post, above.
Step three will be to advance OER policies at the every tertiary education institution, alongside NZUSA.
I'm speaking to the NZUSA National Conference at the end of this month, and will hopefully receive a positive response.
A working draft of the declaration is here: https://docs.google.com/a/creativecommons.org.nz/document/d/15CgU3kCif4rZmPGPKhWO-noRNKL6uBTy3CdrrBfNvqU/edit
Comments, as ever, welcome!