OERF:CollabOERate/Strategic projects

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In working towards a sustainable ecosystem, CollabOERate has identified and will be working on the following projects:

Project Strategic rationale
OER Course Collaboratory Strategic priority: Economics and sustainability of OER. Demonstrator for using OER to diversify curriculum offerings for low enrolment courses while building capacity for OER (Long tail prototype)
International Open Course Library Project Strategic priority: Economics and sustainability of OER. Project aimed to maximise return on OER investment and to reduce the cost-to-students of instructional materials by focusing OER collaboration on high enrolment courses with the ability to produce customised OER outputs. (Mass-customisation protype)
Connexions - WikiEducator OER remix Project Strategic priority: Technical interoperability. Project aimed to increase the flow and remix among OER projects subscribing to the free cultural works definition
mOER4One Strategic priority: Organisational-based investment for earmarked OER course development. A project aimed at commissioning the development of OER courses identified by participating institutions. Organisations receive more in return for their single course investment.
Agile wOERkflow Strategic priority: OER development process. A project aimed at supporting and promoting agile workflow processes for ease of use in the creation, reuse and remix of OER across multiple OER projects and technologies.
Active Community Engagement (ACE) Strategic Priority: OERganization Development & TransfOERmation

A project aimed at supporting institutions to engage stakeholders internally and externally to (1) create sustainable OER communities within organizations; (2) share promising practices; and (3) create, use, adapt, remix and adapt OERs. Outcomes include: cost reduction; increased collaboration and flexibility; professional development opportunities; and active sharing of promising OER practices.

Resources for Open Content Licensing Strategic priority: OER support materials and professional development. A collaboration between the OpenCourseWare Consortium and the OER Foundation to develop guidelines and corresponding support materials for educators in taking informed open licensing decisions incorporating opportunities for professional development.
OERganization Development Strategic priority: OER training, mentoring and coaching for institutions. A project aimed at supporting institutions to incorporate OERs in their practices and curriculum development; supporting faculty through professional development; and keeping the momentum going for change, self-organizing systems, emergent behaviour and organization transfOERmation.