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Official Website | 5 Things you should know about the OERu network plan | Founding anchor partner statements


Who we are

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The OERu is a virtual collaboration of like-minded institutions committed to creating flexible pathways for OER learners to gain formal academic credit.

The OERu aims to provide free learning opportunities to all students worldwide using OER learning materials with pathways to gain credible qualifications from recognised education institutions. It is based on the community service and outreach mission to develop a parallel learning universe to augment and add value to traditional delivery systems in post-secondary education. Through the community service mission of participating institutions we will open pathways for OER learners to earn formal academic credit and pay reduced fees for assessment and credit.

Inaugural meeting | Contact


What we do

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Directed by the core principles of engagement the OERu collaboration:
  • Will design and implement a parallel learning universe to provide free learning opportunities for all students worldwide with pathways to earn credible post-secondary credentials.
  • Offer courses and programs based solely on OER and open textbooks.
  • Design and implement scalable pedagogies appropriate for the OER university concept.
  • Will implement scalable systems of volunteer student support through community service learning approaches.
  • Coordinate assessment and credentialising services on a cost recovery basis for participating education institutions to ensure credible qualifications and corresponding course articulation among anchor partners.


OERu partners

Founding anchor partners (current)

Flag of New Zealand.svg OER Foundation (non-teaching)
Flag of Canada.svg BCcampus (non-teaching)

See: Founding anchor partner statements

Anchor partners (current)


Commonwealth of Learning

List of anchor partners and sponsors



June 2015

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The National Open University of Nigeria has become the third African OERu partner.

October 2014

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The University of the Highlands and Islands is Scotland's first OERu partner.

August 2014

Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University claims accolade of first OERu partner from the Middle East.

July 2014

The Open University confirms decision to join the OERu.

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OERU planning discussions

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Re: [OERU] University World News article on the OERu
Thank you for the excellent, clear and concise article Wayne. Even with following OERu since its inception, I feel much more centered. I especially liked the clarity of your explanation of the diff...
— Deb Cordier 2015-08-24 14:13:53
University World News article on the OERu
Hi everyone University World News is publishing a series of articles in the lead up to the 26th ICDE World Conference. FYI - The first in the series is an article which features the OERu: Open Educ...
— Wayne Mackintosh 2015-08-24 09:49:39
OERu Oceania regional meeting - Designing open business models
Hi Everyone Planning for the OERu Regional Oceania meeting on 27 August 2015 to design and develop open business models is well underway. (See meeting website). These open business models will be t...
— Wayne Mackintosh 2015-08-18 05:42:28
OERu launches input evaluation survey to inform design decisions.
Hi everyone, The OERu believes that most of the vision for successful implementation of our innovation partnership will come from the community. Today we have launched a comprehensive input evaluat...
— Wayne Mackintosh 2015-08-10 23:23:16


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