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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] "Is the ‘closed’ mindset of the Open Educational Resources community its own worst enemy?"
Hi Maria, Thanks for your generous offer to advise on crowdfunding - I will definitely reach out for guidance when the time comes. W On Wed, May 20, 2015 at 12:51 PM, Maria Droujkova <drou...@gm...
Wayne Mackintosh 2015-05-20 01:18:00
Re: [OERU] "Is the ‘closed’ mindset of the Open Educational Resources community its own worst enemy?"
On Tue, May 19, 2015 at 7:41 PM, Wayne Mackintosh <mackinto...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hi Maria, > > That's good advice for crowdfunding, specifically that it must be focused > on...
Maria Droujkova 2015-05-20 00:52:16
Re: [OERU] "Is the ‘closed’ mindset of the Open Educational Resources community its own worst enemy?"
Hi Maria, That's good advice for crowdfunding, specifically that it must be focused on projects which have an end. I'm contemplating a crowdfunding initiative to contribute to the completio...
Wayne Mackintosh 2015-05-19 23:41:19
Re: [OERU] "Is the ‘closed’ mindset of the Open Educational Resources community its own worst enemy?"
Stephen, Had a good chuckle. My request for absolution failed. It seems I have fewer freedoms for my wrongdoings ;-). I agree with your exposition that all rights and freedoms are balanced against...
Wayne Mackintosh 2015-05-19 23:14:56
Re: [OERU] "Is the ‘closed’ mindset of the Open Educational Resources community its own worst enemy?"
Maybe Tony Bates' new book can shed some light on OER: http://opentextbc.ca/teachinginadigitalage/ Thank you. Warm wishes, Dr. Nellie Deutsch Educational Technology & Leadership About M...
nelliemuller 2015-05-19 21:56:38
RE: [OERU] "Is the ‘closed’ mindset of the Open Educational Resources community its own worst enemy?"
Wayne asked, > As a philosopher - which freedoms do you consider to be more important? All rights, and all freedoms, are balanced against each other, and this balance varies by context, which in...
Downes 2015-05-19 19:12:58
Re: [OERU] "Is the ‘closed’ mindset of the Open Educational Resources community its own worst enemy?"
On Tue, May 19, 2015 at 6:27 AM, Wayne Mackintosh <mackinto...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hi Maria, > > Indeed, this is a valuable conversation. > > I am impressed with the NaturalMat...
Maria Droujkova 2015-05-19 12:51:51
RE: [OERU] "Is the ‘closed’ mindset of the Open Educational Resources community its own worst enemy?"
For those who want to reread my position on enclosure, this item from 2008 is a good review of the case. http://halfanhour.blogspot.ca/2008/12/open-content-enclosure-and-conversion.html -- Step...
Downes 2015-05-19 12:48:26
Re: [OERU] "Is the ‘closed’ mindset of the Open Educational Resources community its own worst enemy?"
Stephen, I have asked you many times for ONE example of this "building fences". You have yet to supply one. Yes, companies can "fence" their copy of the OER as can anyone else....
Rory 2015-05-19 12:15:13
Re: [OERU] "Is the ‘closed’ mindset of the Open Educational Resources community its own worst enemy?"
I really love agree with this aproach Waine "How do you achieve sustainable OER projects? ---> How will institutions remain sustainable without OER? " This is the way forward.... Ebba...
Ebba Ossiannilsson 2015-05-19 13:39:59
Re: [OERU] "Is the ‘closed’ mindset of the Open Educational Resources community its own worst enemy?"
Hi Stephen, As a philosopher - which freedoms do you consider to be more important? The freedom of individuals to use open resources as they wish or the freedoms of the creators of those resources...
Wayne Mackintosh 2015-05-19 11:58:52
RE: [OERU] "Is the ‘closed’ mindset of the Open Educational Resources community its own worst enemy?"
Hiya all, This post by an unrepentant Wayne makes most if not all of the points I have been saying that proponents of OER make. We can debate the merits of these points one by one, if you wish. But...
Downes 2015-05-19 11:22:11
Re: [OERU] "Is the ‘closed’ mindset of the Open Educational Resources community its own worst enemy?"
Hi Maria, Indeed, this is a valuable conversation. I am impressed with the NaturalMath.com model, which if I understand it correctly is a pay what you can if you can model. It is refreshing to know...
Wayne Mackintosh 2015-05-19 10:27:40
Re: [OERU] "Is the ‘closed’ mindset of the Open Educational Resources community its own worst enemy?"
On Tue, May 19, 2015 at 5:36 AM, Wayne Mackintosh <mackinto...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Sustainability is an important question for OER projects, and if we define > fiscal sustainabilit...
Maria Droujkova 2015-05-19 10:03:24
Re: [OERU] "Is the ‘closed’ mindset of the Open Educational Resources community its own worst enemy?"
Nellie, OER will not be put out of business - we are growing from strength to strength because of our foresight and judicious strategic planning for sustainable operations combined with an intimate...
Wayne Mackintosh 2015-05-19 09:36:34