A New Zealand OER Initiative

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Welcome to Heywire8

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Heywire 8 is a national conversation about sharing, remixing and reusing Open Education Resources (OER).

New Zealand has the capacity to establish a leadership role in fostering the evolution of a sustainable ecosystem which supports individuals, organisations and government agencies in achieving their objectives through digital OER.

Heywire8 Think Tanks are open planning sessions which bring together practitioners, OER advocates, thought leaders, policy makers, and decision makers together to monitor the pulse of OER in New Zealand and to collectively plan and fuel the growth and implementation of a national OER collaboration.

Working together we can make the future happen because OER is a sustainable and renewable resource

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Purpose

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Heywire8 aims to establish a thriving national OER ecosystem. We arrange open think tanks where:
  • We reflect on why we are doing this and what's in it for us (value proposition)
  • We take stock of New Zealand OER initiatives and celebrate our OER achievements
  • We plan what we are going to do and how will we do it.

Following the WikiEducator traditions of thought leadership established with the Tectonic Shift Think Tank, we hope that our experiences with the Heywire8 Think Tanks will create a model for inspiring and informing other countries in building national OER collaborations. More importantly, we hope that Heywire8 will be an important catalyst to establish a thriving New Zealand community of OER content collaborators building on the solid foundations established by the national eLearning community.


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Recent posts:

Only 10 days left to register for free 10th Anniversary OER Workshop
Only 10 day's left to reserve your seat for the Open Content Licensing for Educators (OCL4Ed 2012.06) celebratory workshop. Join +300 educators from +54 countries in celebrating 10 years since...
— Wayne 2012-06-11 00:24:26
About 1 month to go before celebrating 10 years of "OER" -- Join our free OCL4Ed workshop
Hi everyone, We have about 1 month to go before the start of our free celebratory #OCL4Ed workshop on OERs, Copyright and Creative Commons licenses which will coincide with UNESCOs World OER Congre...
— Wayne 2012-05-24 08:37:11
OER baseline survey -- Please help us design more affordable education opportunities for all learners worldwide
OERu survey -- Survey responses due by the close of your business on 28 May 2012. We need your help in planning more affordable education futures for all learners worldwide. The OER university cont...
— Wayne 2012-05-16 23:15:34
Re: [OERU] Our first century! Free online workshop - OCL4Ed 12.06
Apology for repost -- forgot to copy all the lists. Hi Tim, UNESCO convened and hosted the meeting where a "forum of experts" coined the term OER. UNESCO is commonly attributed as the con...
— Wayne 2012-05-16 04:56:15
Re: [OERU] Our first century! Free online workshop - OCL4Ed 12.06
Thanks Anil, Appreciate you help in getting the message out to your networks! Enrollments are increasing steadily -- we now have 141 participants from 30 countries. Really looking forward to this c...
— Wayne 2012-05-16 04:17:14
Our first century! Free online workshop - OCL4Ed 12.06
Wow, We have achieved our fist century of registered participants for OCL4Ed 12.06 in less than a week! Already 135 people from 29 different countries have signed up to share and learn about OER, c...
— Wayne 2012-05-16 00:26:12
The OERu: Enabling universal access to higher education (Video: Prof Jim Taylor, USQ)
In celebration of Open Education Week 2012, Professor Jim Taylor from the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) recorded a video summarising the OERu model. Jim also provides a taster and demonst...
— Wayne 2012-03-07 05:43:12
Free learning towards credible credentials: OERu contribution for Open Education Week
Hi Everyone, Unfortunately I find myself travelling for most of Open Education Week (5- 10 March 2012) and will not be able to participate in the live sessions :-(. Nonetheless, I wanted to make a...
— Wayne 2012-02-25 00:51:37
Open Education Week: University of Leicester to host a webinar on the OERu
The OpenCoursware Consortium is coordinating Open Education Week 2012, 5 -10 March 2012. This is a global event celebrating our achievements and reporting on progress of the open education movement...
— Wayne 2012-02-20 22:52:05
We're making history -- #OCL4Ed exceeds 1000 registrations from 87 countries
Kudos to OER, open licensing and free learning opportunities. During Day 1 of the #OCL4Ed online workshop we achieved an important milestone -- 1000 course participants! (Currently 1024 people from...
— Wayne 2012-01-25 01:47:19
Free workshop on OERs and open licensing starts today - 23 January 2012
895 participants from 82 different countries have signed up for our free online workshop: Open Content Licensing for Educators. The workshop has just started and there is still time to register for...
— Wayne 2012-01-23 00:18:16
Only a few days left to register for free online workshop. #OCL4Ed starts Monday 23 Jan 2012
Join +780 educators from + 80 countries for the Open Content Licensing for Educators (#OCL4Ed) workshop. Register here: http://wikieducator.org/Open_content_licensing_for_educators/About About...
— Wayne 2012-01-19 21:26:56
One week left to register for free #OCL4Ed workshop
Hi everyone There is one week left to register for the record breaking #OCL4Ed workshop which starts on 23 January 2012. Join +600 participants from +70 different countries in a unique professional...
— Wayne 2012-01-14 06:45:59
#OCL4ED achieves our 3rd century -- Meet Cable Green who will join us as co-facilitator
Hi Everyone, We set an ambitious target to achieve our 3rd century of #OCL4Ed course registrations before the holidays. The free online workshop on Open Content Licensing for Educators (OCL4Ed) is...
— Wayne 2011-12-21 21:06:45
Nominations for OERu 2012 prototype courses -- Rough consensus poll
The founding anchor partners of the OER Tertiary Education Network have nominated 12 potential courses for consideration for the OERu prototype which we are planing to have available for delivery d...
— Wayne 2011-12-17 05:24:09