Dear Dr. Wayne and all other friends,
Qualification frameworks are very much essential to initiate a concerted effort for OER Development. It will provide clear direction for the OER development and ensure far and wide use of the OER developed. Therefore the OERF, in its strategy, may clearly mention,
- how it is going to collaborate with the National Qualification Framework authorities, so that they will promote the production of OER on WE based on approved NQFs.
- what is the vision of OERF with regards to TQF and how OERF is going to involve in the development of Transnational Qualification Framework by bringing together various initiatives like EQF, TQF for VUSSC etc. to a collaborative venue.
Anil Prasad 08:38, 3 July 2009 (UTC)
Absolutely -- I agree qualification frameworks are a significant component of the future success of OER in the formal education system. While not explicitly stated in the first draft -- I personally see QFs as an integral component of our work. WikiEducator resources should be mapped to national curricula -- this will help educators find materials and identify existing gaps where we need to develop OER.
As we speak -- we're planning to work with the NZ national curriculum authorities in releasing the curriculum and qualification standards under an appropriate license for mapping WikiEducator OERs under the NZ reusable & portable project.
Thanks for highlighting this omission -- I'll be include relevant statements in the appropriate place in the draft strategy.