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

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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

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What we do


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Aims

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.


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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)

Sponsors

Commonwealth of Learning

List of anchor partners and sponsors

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News

August 2014

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

July 2014

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The Open University confirms decision to join the OERu.

February 2014

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Portage College partners with OERu. Read more ...

October 2013

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Contact North  |  Contact Nord joins the OERu network as anchor partner.

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North-West University joins the OERu network as anchor partner.

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eCampusAlberta joins the OERu network as non-teaching partner.

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University of Tasmania becomes OERu anchor partner.

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Charles Sturt University joins forces with the OERu.

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Lincoln University joins the OERu open partnership as anchor partner.

June 2013

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Ako Aotearoa confirms membership of OERF and joins as anchor partner.

May 2013

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Institute of Technology Sligo becomes Ireland's first anchor partner.

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S.N.D.T Women's University in India becomes an anchor partner.


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OERU planning discussions

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Minutes of the 3rd Meeting of the OERu Management Committee
Hi Everyone, FYI: I have posted the minutes and recording for the 3rd Meeting of the OERu Management Committee held earlier today. With kind regardsWayne   -- Wayne Mackintosh, Ph.D. Director OER...
Wayne Mackintosh 2014-09-16 07:05:59
Reminder - Broadcast of 3rd Meeting of the OERu Management Committee Today
Hi everyone Just a reminder that the broadcast of the 3rd meeting of the OERu Management Committee will start on the top of the hour on Google Hangouts on Air (about 45mins time).  Please use t...
Wayne Mackintosh 2014-09-15 21:10:54
Re: [OERU] Reminder: Broadcast of 3rd meeting of the OERu management committee
Hi all--trying to join, but having problems with all the plugins for Google Hangouts. Will hope to be with you soon! Mika On Sun, Sep 14, 2014 at 12:16 AM, Wayne Mackintosh <mackinto...@gmail.co...
Mika Hoffman 2014-09-15 01:03:13
Reminder: Broadcast of 3rd meeting of the OERu management committee
Hi Everyone, Just a reminder that we will broadcast the 3rd meeting of the OERu Management Committee on Google Hangouts on Air. (Scheduled for Monday, 15 September if you're in the US or Tuesda...
Wayne Mackintosh 2014-09-14 04:16:47


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