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Pre-meetup preparation

Each OERu partner institution and observer institution attending the meetup must prepare the following before the meeting:

  1. Institutional, 5 minute rapid-fire presentation uploaded to slideshare (maximum three slides) sharing open education activities and future plans at their respective institutions. You decide who presents from your team (and you can share the load if you like).
  2. To think about suggestions for possible OERu projects and activities for the benefit of the New Zealand partner network.

Session 1: Welcome and introductions

Item Description Time Duration
Welcome, aims & participant introductions Mark Nichols

Mark welcomes participants and confirms the aims of the meetup. Participants introduce themselves using the one-breath rule.

10.00am 15 mins

Session 2: The New Zealand open education context

Item Description Time Duration
OERu partner rapid-fire presentations Sally Pairman
Each OERu partner is given 5 minutes and maximum of 3 slides (to be prepared in advance) updating the group on their institution's current and planned activity in open education, followed by a short Q & A session for clarification.
  1. Veronique Olin, Otago Polytechnic Otago Poly OER
  2. Mark Nichols, Open Polytechnic - Presentation notes
  3. James Ruhfus, Unitec
  4. Vasi Doncheva, NorthTec Presentation NorthTec's OER journey
  5. Denis McGrath, Wintec
  6. Lyndsay Ainsworth, Lincoln University Open Access and Lincoln
  7. Stephanie Day, EIT Presentation OER @ EIT
  8. Craig Agnew, NMIT NMIT's OER Statement July 2014
10.15am 35 mins
The missing OERu questions Mark Nichols
Plenary session to review the guiding questions embedded in the agenda and to identify any missing questions which the meeting should aim to address.
10.50am 10 mins

Session 3: OERu strategy and planning

Item Description Open questions Time Duration
Distinctively open: Open planning the OERu way Facilitator - Wayne Mackintosh
  1. OERu concept, Logic model and Planning framework and initiatives
  2. Quicklinks for OERu planning
  3. Meetings
  4. Communications
  • What is the OERu logic model and how does it inform planning?
  • How does open planning work in the OERu international partnership?
  • How are the planning activities organised?
  • How are decisions made in the OERu network?
  • What meetings inform the planning process and how does this feed into the Australian OERu 2014 meetings?
  • How can I participate in the planning process?
11.00am 20 mins
Review of the draft OERu strategic plan Facilitator: Wayne Mackintosh

Plenary session to review the draft strategic plan.

  • Are we missing any important strategic goals for the 2014 - 2017 plan?
  • What are the substantive risks which would prevent the OERu from achieving its goals?
  • Do you have any thoughts on the priority ranking of the stated goals?
  • Are there any strategic objectives missing from the list which would contribute to the attainment of our strategic goals?
  • Any general comments, ideas or thoughts to help OERu achieve success?
  • How can the OERu strategy narrow the gap between the value the network provides and the value extracted by individual partners?
11.20am 10 mins

Session 4: OERu operations: Course design, delivery and supporting technologies

Item Description Open questions Time Duration
Anatomy of an OERu course: Design for multiple reuse scenarios to maximise return on OERu investment Facilitator: Wayne Mackintosh
Interactive session exploring examples of the design of OERu courses. The purpose of this short session is to provide examples to inform decisions for the New Zealand course design and development.
  1. Interaction equivalency theorem
  2. Course listings on
  3. OCL4Ed (Course snap shot example)
  4. AST1000 - Moodle example
  5. Registration and course announcements (screenshot)
  6. 2014 OERu course nominations
  • How is a typical OERu course structured?
  • How are OERu courses facilitated?
  • How do we design for learner support?
  • What are the delivery options and how do they work (eg self-study versus open online courses)?
  • What is a mOOC and why is the OERu implementing micro courses as an option?
  • What is parallel mode delivery in the OERu context?
  • What summative assessment options can we consider?
  • What is the OERu Personal Learning Environment (PLE) and why do we use PLEs?
  • What is the pedagogy of discovery and how does this save time, money and improve the learning experience?
11.30pm 30 mins
OERu technology infrastructure: Opportunities and challenges Facilitator: Wayne Mackintosh
  1. OCL4Ed Course outline
  2. Wikipedia visual editor
  3. OCL4Ed course snapshot
  4. Wordpress example which applies local WP theme.
  5. Alternate level 3 navigation
  6. Cybercrab responsive design test
  7. newSplash Theming examples
  • Why does the OERu use a wiki as authoring environment for courses?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of the wiki model for course development?
  • What are the options for repackaging wiki content for alternative delivery systems?
  • What solutions can we implement for changing the look-and-feel to support local branding of OERu content?
  • How can we facilitate reuse of OERu course content in the local LMSs of partner institutions?
12:00pm 30mins
Lunch break OERu partner networking 12.30pm 45mins

Session 5: New Zealand OERu partners: Proposals for action

Item Description Time Duration
Negotiating group divisions Facilitator: Wayne Mackintosh.

Possible New Zealand projects

1.15pm 15mins
Developing proposals for action Teams work on proposals for action
Proposal for action template (On Google Docs)
1.30pm 60mins
Feedback from small groups on proposals for action. Facilitator: Vasi Doncheva 2.30pm 30mins
Afternoon refreshments OERu partner networking 3.00pm 30mins
The way forward Facilitator: Sally Pairman
  • Plenary discussions on the way
  • Frequency of NZ OERu partner meetings? Date of next meetup
  • Recruitment of additional New Zealand partners
  • OERu 2014 meetings
  • Joining OERu working groups.
  • Other ideas?
3.30pm 30mins

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