National policy on Open education and educational resources elaborates the objective defined in the Declaration for open science and research that creating, using and joint development of open educational resources and other open educational practices are part of daily work in higher education and enable continuous learning.
The policy is composed of joint principles and policy components of (a) open access to educational resources and (b) open educational practices that determine objectives and actions. The principles define the general terms and conditions for promoting open education and educational resources. They consist of important principles for the higher education and research community that must be adhered to in the promotion of openness. The objectives recorded in the policy components are more time-dependent goals that involve concrete actions.
- Open education and educational resources. National policy and executive plan by the higher education and research community for 2021-2025. Policy components 1 (Open access to educational resources) and 2 (Open educational practices)
Timeline for policy development
A working group to develop the policy was set up under the Open Education Expert Panel in May 2019.
The introduction and principles of the policy, as well as the policy component on open access to educational resources, were open for comments from 7 May 2020 until 26 June 2020. The introduction and principles of the policy and the policy component on open access to educational resources were accepted by the National Steering Group for Open Science and Research on 29 October 2020 and were published on 7 December 2020.
The policy component on open educational practices were open for comments from 7 February until 18 March 2022. The policy component was accepted by the National Steering Group for Open Science and Research on 31 May 2022. The complete Policy on Open Education and Educational Resources was published on 23 August 2022.