Excelsior College Joins Forces With International Open Educational Providers
Open Education Resource university (OERu).
Albany NY – 7 November, 2012
OERu is a program of the Open Education Resource Foundation. Based in New Zealand, the Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides leadership, international networking, and support for educators and educational institutions.
|“||Becoming an active participant in OERu is a natural extension of Excelsior’s pioneering work in the assessment of prior learning. The OER Foundation is an internationally recognized organization that has worked with UNESCO and leading colleges and universities to carry out its mission of access which is closely allied with Excelsior’s. We are honored to have been invited to work with the Open Education Resource Foundation and look forward to a lasting relationship with it and the OERu project.||”|
—Dr. John F. Ebersole
|“||Excelsior’s recognized leadership in the assessment of learning obtained through ‘nontraditional’ means, such as the use of OER, adds an important dimension to fulfilling the mission of the Open Education Resource Foundation. Excelsior College Examinations, available worldwide via secure PearsonVue testing centers, bring tremendous value to our network by offering OERu learners affordable alternatives to earning credit for their subject matter knowledge.||”|
—Dr Wayne Mackintosh
Excelsior’s role in OERu will be focused on lending this expertise to other participating institutions and in helping students earn credit when using open educational resources for study purposes.
About Excelsior College
About the OER Foundation
OER Foundation 2011 Annual Report (1.6MB pdf download)
About the OER university