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Agenda for 3rd Meeting of OERu Partners
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



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.

International media | Archive


OERU planning discussions

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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


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