Guide to Developing Enabling Policies for Digital and Open Teaching and Learning



National Forum


Teaching & Learning


Digital Learning, Digital World, National Forum Publications, Open Education



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This guide is designed to support the development of enabling institutional policies for digital and
open teaching and learning.

Benefit of this resource and how to make the best use of it

Part I defines the concept of ‘enabling policies’ and outlines five steps for developing enabling policies for digital and open teaching and learning. Part II offers additional resources to support this process: case studies (Irish and international), a list of example policies for digital and open teaching and learning, and a list of references and other policy resources.

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