Earlier this week I gave a presentation on OER Policy at the Virtual Schools Symposium in New Orleans. In this talk I gave the standard technical argument for OER and then discussed three unique cases of state-level policy models related to OER in Washington, Utah, and Texas. I was honored to have Rep. Scott Hochberg of the Texas House of Representatives join me in discussing the OER policy he pushed and successfully passed in Texas. In addition, Senator Howard Stephenson of Utah was kind enough to provide his brief first thoughts about OER and OER policy. I look forward to continuing the conversation with him here in Utah – especially since, up to this point, there hasn’t been any policy action on OER in the legislature.
You can access and download the slide deck from this presentation here.