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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] Virginia Community College System features OERu
Congratulations. Things just keep rolling along! JMcK -----OE...@googlegroups.com wrote: ----- To: oe...@googlegroups.com, OERu planning <oe...@lists.oerfoundation.org> From: Wayne Mackintosh...
Joyce McKnight 2015-02-23 18:58:02
Virginia Community College System features OERu
The Virginia Community College System (VCCS) representing twenty-three Virginia community colleges on 40 campuses in the US has featured the OERu. "*While popular MOOC platforms Coursera and U...
Wayne Mackintosh 2015-02-20 00:23:45
Re: The Open University launches Open Badged Courses
This is a great development. These materials are of immediate use for several projects we are working on. I hope that Open Badges may be useful to help us integrate smaller open courses into larger...
Brian Mulligan 2015-02-17 16:34:16
Re: [OERU] The Open University launches Open Badged Courses
Huge win! I see the future - and it is open. Well done OERu. Cable On Feb 16, 2015, at 5:05 PM, Wayne Mackintosh <mackinto...@gmail.com> wrote: Hi everyone, The Open University (OU) announces...
Cable Green 2015-02-17 03:24:56


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