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February 2014

Portage College
Portage College has joined the OERu collaboration. "We're thrilled to join this partnership and share our knowledge of OER development," said Dr. Trent Keough, President and CEO of Portage College. "Portage College is committed to grow the potential of OERs in Alberta, in fact, Portage was the first post-secondary institution in Alberta to build OERs directly into our program development planning." More ...
The OER Foundation has been accepted as one of the mentoring institutions for this year's Google Summer of Code. This gives added incentive for any students that are interested in contributing to the infrastructure for WikiEducator or OERu to get involved. If you know a student that is already part of the community, please encourage them to consider applying and spending the summer working on a project that improves educational futures around the world. And when you meet new contributors on the mailing list or on IRC, welcome them to the community.

October 2011

Aspiring to be higher education’s leading player in disruptive innovation, SNHU joins forces with OERu to re-envisage models using open education approaches. Read more ...

SUNY Empire State College leads the way as the first founding anchor partner of the OER university in the United States. "By joining OERu, Empire State College will join the global community of learners who contribute to and benefit from open educational resources." said Alan Davis, President of SUNY Empire State College. Read more ...

August 2011

Meet Athabasca U - Canada's first OER university. “As an open university the institutional philosophy and direction of our university is strongly aligned with the objectives of the OER Tertiary Education Network” said Dr Frits Pannekoek, President of AU on joining the OERu partnership as founding anchor partner. Read more...
New York's open university joins forces with the OERu as a gold member of the OER Foundation. "Open institutions around the world serve millions of learners" said Dr Alan Davis, President of Empire State College "and the importance of open education resources is rapidly growing". Read more...

February 2011

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 ...

November 2010

Microsoft helps WikiEducators announcing the launch of an open source filter for Mediawiki text. Microsoft Word users will now be able to share teaching materials on WikiEducator by exporting documents in Mediawiki text format. Read more ...

October 2010

Open Access Week 2010 The OER Foundation scheduled a number of webinars to promote the adoption and implementation of open access resources to support teaching, learning and research in education. Recordings are available if you missed a session.

September 2010

THINKaha publishes Open Textbook tweet -- a contemporary read which explains the "what and why of open textbooks in a format that will appeal to those who love books and those who love Twitter." Support OER friendly publishers!

July 2010

WikiEducator believes learning materials should be free for all students of the world. WE invest in educators to share knowledge freely. WE are proud to announce the launch of our gifting campaign and membership recruitment drive. We need your suppOERt! donate now or join as a member and give the gift of knowledge to ensure access to free and open education for all.

June 2010

Register now for our celebratory "WikiEducator Gives Back" free online workshop scheduled for July 21 - August 4, 2010. Let's make history together.
Creative Commons publishes an interview with WikiEducator's Wayne Mackintosh on open education and policy.

December 2009

WikiEducator leads a global education collaboration. Otago Daily Times publishes an interview with Wayne Mackintosh -- To paraphrase Mahatma Gandhi - "WE can be the change you wish to see in the world".

September 2009

The OER Foundation poised to become an international leader in open education. The Open Education Resource (OER) Foundation was officially launched on 17 September 2009 by Dr Robin Day, Chair of the board of Directors of the OER Foundation to coincide with Software Freedom Day. WikiEducators around the world joined the OER Foundation in signing the Cape Town Open Education Declaration to mark the launch of this new not-for-profit. Read more ...

Join the official launch of the OER Resource Foundation by signing the Cape Town Open Education Declaration on Software Freedom Day. Take control of your digital future on 17 September 2009, and join WikiEducators around the world who are sharing knowledge freely. Sign up now

August 2009

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, award the OER Foundation $200,000 to support WikiEducator to improve content interoperability and further support for training through the Learning4Content project.

July 2009

Live online workshop for new members of Wikieducator on July 3, 2009 at 6PM GMT.

Collaboration is a lifelong learning skill that can improve the quality of our lives.

Goals of the Workshop:

  • Demonstrate a few basic wiki skills
  • Suggestions on how to collaborate on Wikieducator

Live online workshop for new members of Wikieducator on July 3, 2009 at 6PM GMT.

June 2009

You are invited to attend a 2-hour mini workshop "Exploring OERs and How we can make them work for us?"
Cast your vote and join us on 9:30 pm (PST), on June 12, 2009, or June 13, at 7:30 am Israel time, and 4:30 pm New Zealand time, to hear Dr. Wayne Mackintosh, the Founder of WikiEducator speak.
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