OER Foundation News Archive

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February 2011

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Towards an OER university: Free learning for all students worldwide. The OER Foundation is to host a strategic international meeting 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 ...

December 2009

  • WikiEducator, funded by the 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. -- To paraphrase Mahatma Gandhi - "WE can be the change you wish to see in the world".

November 2009

October 2009

  • 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.
  • WikiEducator achieves 11,596 registered users


September 2009


August 2009


July 2009

  • OER Foundation commences strategic planning to foster the development of a sustainable OER ecosystem. Subscribing to open philanthropy, all planning documents are developed transparently in the wiki with an open invitation for community participation and engagement.
  • WikiEducator achieves 10,342 registered users


May 2009

  • Wayne Mackintosh joins the Otago Polytechnic as founding Director of the International Centre for Open Education on 1 May 2009.
  • Community communique announcing the International Centre for Open Education and the OER Foundation's commitment to open and transparent planning, 10 May 2009.
  • WikiEducator achieves 9,591 registered users


April 2009

  • OER Foundation Limited as a company restricted to charitable educational purposes on 28 April 2009.
  • WikiEducator achieves 9,092 registered users


September 2008

  • Coinciding with the 10th anniversary celebrations of "Open Content", Wayne Mackintosh, the founder of WikiEducator announced that this international OER project will be headquartered at the new International Centre for Open Education, at Otago Polytechnic in Dunedin as of May 1, 2009 during the opening keynote of the Open Education Conference, Logan, Utah, 24 September 2008.
  • WikiEducator achieves 5,953 registered users