The Open Education Resource (OER) Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that provides leadership, international networking and support for educators and educational institutions to achieve their objectives through Open Education.
The OER Foundation leads innovative projects helping individuals and organisations return to the core educational values of sharing knowledge freely in a sustainable way. We:
Coordinate the international OER university network who will provide free learning opportunities for all students worldwide with pathways to achieve formal academic credit.
Connect individuals and organisations on a global scale to achieve their open education objectives with the help of WikiEducator -- one of the world's fastest growing and most productive open education wiki communities in the formal education sector.
Build capability and skills for educators to participate effectively in this new world through Learning4Content -- the world's largest free training project to develop wiki skills for education.
Provide professional consulting support including the development of OER strategy for your institution, design, mentoring and coaching services for your organisation and staff to save cost (and time), improve the quality of teaching and learning and widen the diversity of your curriculum offerings through strategic investment in open education approaches.
Planning has continued apace for an OER university with the OER Foundation organising a planning meeting of the OERu founding anchor partners in Dunedin on 9-10 November. Support from UNESCO allowed the open planning meeting to be streamed live on the web, allowing active participation from those that couldn't attend in person.
OER Foundation, leads a global education collaboration. Otago Daily Times publishes an interview with Wayne Mackintosh, founder of WikiEducator and member of the OER Foundation's board of Directors.
Jim Tittsler, joins the OER Foundation as Lead Software Engineer. Jim is a well-known member of the WikiEducator family, and has over 30 years experience in computer hardware and software design. The calibre of Jim's knowledge and experience will be invaluable for leading and supporting our technical innovations for the future.
Give the gift of knowledge and become an institutional member for as little as USD$200 (schools and individuals can join for USD$50). Increase your return on OER investment in line with your institutional membership status:
Bronze -- Secure professional consulting support for your OER pilot project.
Silver -- A premier package including professional consulting and networking support for your OER projects.
Gold -- Designate local staff time and combine this with a discounted premier package (including professional consulting and networking support) to maximise your return on OER investment.
Platinum -- Help yourself with a premier package, while connecting and sponsoring (up to five) institutions in the developing world.