I've been responding today, to the Polish Government. I know too that the work is currently forming the basis of policies in Morocco and beyond in the middle east as well as being the basis for many other global policy initiatives.
But I had to re-iterate today that the Open Scotland Declaration is a statement of intent to engage Scottish policy makers and institutions to support changes across our system –but it is not, as yet, reflected in any government policy.
I know the Scottish Government is currently reviewing its own plans for the next five years - I hope that story changes soon.
Our progress best summarized here in Lorna's post
In response to the enquiry around adopting Scotland's policy and giving some examples of open policy and practice in Scotland - I responded
- http://declaration.openscot.net/ is the Open Scotland Declaration, it is a statement of ambition and demonstrates an approach towards having national policy in place.
- http://openscot.net/ Is the community blog from Open Scotland, a grass roots organisation to promote greater openness.
- https://oepscotland.org/ Is an example of a national initiative led by the Open University in Scotland to encourage more open practices, this was funded in part as a response to Open Scotland.
- http://open.ed.ac.uk Is an institutional response to becoming more open from Edinburgh University and is in part as a direct response to Open Scotland.
I know other work is underway at Glasgow Caledonian University and we are fortunate through ALT the Association of Learning Technology to have a strong network of innovators across Scotland and we can see the green shoots of open education appearing across the University and to some extent the Galleries , libraries and museums sector . It would be great to be able to say that the Government were endorsing this approach in Scotland and that schools , colleges , and the training sector were coming on board.