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PROJECT NOW HOSTED ON THE OER UNIVERSITY PORTAL PAGE
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About the project

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Individuals are free to learn from OER hosted on the open web. The OER for Assessment and Credit for Students Project will provide opportunities for these OER learners who are interested in earning formal academic credit for their learning. This project will contribute to the design and development of the OER university (now OER universitas).

This OER initiative will align with the community service and outreach missions of the formal education sector. Through our community service mission we will open pathways for OER learners to earn formal academic credit and pay reduced fees for assessment and credit. In this way the OER movement can contribute to addressing the global demand for higher education where traditional delivery models are unable to respond to the need for post-secondary education.

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What we aim to achieve


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Objectives
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This project aims to:
  • Collaboratively develop:
    • a logic model including inputs, activities, outputs and impact framework for the initiative;
    • a project and implementation plan derived from the logic model.
  • Implement one or more credentials based on OER resources for piloting and refining the model across multiple institutions.
  • Build a network of formal education education institutions, OER agencies, governments and international agencies to contribute to the incremental development and refinement of the OER university thus nurturing the evolution of a sustainable international OER ecosystem.


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Collaborating partners

Tertiary education providers and OER agencies are free to join this project as anchor partners. They subscribe to the core principles of engagement for the project.

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News and announcements

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Towards an OER university: Free learning for all students worldwide. UNESCO and the OER Foundation announce a strategic international meeting to be hosted in Dunedin on 23 February to commence planning for the provision of free learning to all students worldwide. Support from UNESCO to stream the meeting will allow the participation of education leaders from around the globe. Read more ...
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UNESCO will sponsor a live web stream of the planning meeting. Register now as a remote participant, download the and spread the word among colleagues and friends. Let's build sustainable OER futures together!

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Re: [OERU] OERu partners welcome Curtin University
Congratulations CU and OERu! Warn regards Anil http://www.wikieducator.org/User:Anil_Prasad http://www.apletters.blogspot.com On Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 5:36 AM, Wayne Mackintosh <mackinto....
Anil 2014-11-12 01:37:49
Re: [OERU] Thank you to all who made the National OER Symposium held in Hobart a success.
Hi Luke, Thanks for sharing.  I commend the UTAS OER team for convening an outstanding national symposium.  As a participant, I was impressed with the growth and diversity of open education in Au...
Wayne Mackintosh 2014-11-12 00:17:27
OERu partners welcome Curtin University
Hi everyone, The OERu partners welcomed Curtin University to the OERu family during our recent meeting in Hobart -- our newest partner from Australia. Curtin University is ranked 25th in the world...
Wayne Mackintosh 2014-11-12 00:06:16
Thank you to all who made the National OER Symposium held in Hobart a success.
Hi Everyone I would like to again thank everyone who attended the Australian National OER Symposium held in Hobart, Tasmania on the 4 and 5 November 2014. It was a great success and was followed by...
Luke Padgett 2014-11-11 23:16:22
Day 2: Broadcast of OERu Strategic Planning Sprint starting soon
Hi Everyone The broadcast for Day 2 of our OERu Planning Sprint will start in approximately 1 hour.  Connection details: - Please bookmark the agenda page in your browser. (Click on the meeting...
Wayne Mackintosh 2014-11-06 21:01:52
Live broadcast of 3rd OERu partner meeting starting soon
Hi everyone, True to our traditions of being distinctively open, the 3rd meeting of OERu partners will be broadcast live with opportunities for remote participants to contribute to our collective p...
Wayne Mackintosh 2014-11-05 20:52:59
OERu Strategic Planning Sprint 6 & 7 November
Hi Everyone Print versions of the agenda and our draft OERu strategic plan are available for download in the Key Points section of the wiki agenda page: http://wikieducator.org/OERu/OERu_14.11_...
Wayne Mackintosh 2014-11-02 20:26:07
Re: [OERU] Alpha release of OERu guidelines for articulation and credit transfer
Thanks Maria, Good point, we need a human readable version for learners / parents. Would you mind posting a copy of your feedback on the Discussion page in the wiki so we have it properly attribut...
Wayne Mackintosh 2014-11-01 21:47:00
Re: [OERU] Alpha release of OERu guidelines for articulation and credit transfer
The aim of my comment is to increase the transparency (one of the principles) by making communications more transparent. I imagine students and parents (who are major stakeholders in the process) r...
Maria Droujkova 2014-11-01 10:14:50
Alpha release of OERu guidelines for articulation and credit transfer
Hi everyone, In preparation for our 3rd meeting of OERu partners, I have prepared an alpha version of the OERu credit transfer and course articulation guidelines .  This is a significant eleme...
Wayne Mackintosh 2014-11-01 05:50:46
Invitation to join the OERu strategic planning sprint
Hi everyone, We have posted the agenda for the OERu meeting in the wiki: http://wikieducator.org/OERu/OERu_14.11_Meeting/Agenda  and you can register as a remote participant here: http://w...
Wayne Mackintosh 2014-10-30 08:59:42
UHI press release on joining global free education network
On joining the OERu family,  Professor Clive Mulholland, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University says:  “Knowledge and the sharing of knowledge and education is something that we should...
Wayne Mackintosh 2014-10-29 21:24:20
Re: [OERU] The University of the Highlands and Islands joins the OERu family
Hi Phil, In response to your question on the OERu community list about achieving our 2014 recruitment target of 40 partners (with copy to the OERu partners list): - We currently have 35 confirmed p...
Wayne Mackintosh 2014-10-29 08:24:55
RE: [OERU] The University of the Highlands and Islands joins the OERu family
Excellent Wayne - how many more needed to hit target membership this year? Phil ________________________________________ From: OE...@googlegroups.com [OE...@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of W...
Phil Ker 2014-10-29 08:08:36
The University of the Highlands and Islands joins the OERu family
We are proud to welcome The University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) to the OERu family.   UHI is an innovative pioneer in higher education bringing together thirteen independent colleges an...
Wayne Mackintosh 2014-10-29 04:39:06