Nice little video here on Open Education. Funny to think we are not pushing this more in Scottish Schools or that it doesn't seem to be part of any overall strategy (colleges and Universities are a lot further ahead of course).
We missed such a big opportunity at the start of the roll out of CfE - a real lack of vision and leadership from the top and perhaps a lack of understanding from those on the ground?
As Local Authorities (normally in their individual silos) across Scotland continue to invest in resource development and increasingly open and distance learning courses, perhaps the 'open' part needs to be the priority? At least insist that any money spent on resource development is done on the condition that the authors use a 'Creative Commons' Licence?
I strongly believe there is place for both Open and Commercial Education Products (in fact even commercial can be open!).
Unfortunately, we still live in a society where so many good education tools get suppressed by their commercial rivals. Maybe BBC Jam isn't exactly a great (or particularly pure) example of an Open Education but its a good example of how the learner lots out in the long run and the public purse suffered as a result.
As we move into a position this year in Kingussie where we can start really thinking about how we digitise our curriculum to the maximum benefit of our leaners we will also aim to do this by opening up the resources we develop to the eider education community.