OERu/OERu 15.10 Meeting/Group 2 Critical friend review

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Link back to OERu Session 2 Agenda

What is the OERu doing well?

  • good work done in technology area
  • simplification where institutions can use their own learning environments
  • better access to information via the front end (CMS)
  • working groups have helped increase focus on necessary areas
  • more structure – things easier to find - good management structure – everyone can participate and move things forward

Where or how can the OERu network improve?

  • as novice not convinced of longevity
  • need more content – otherwise more managing than building
  • information overload
  • hard to know what OERu is about based on - wiki confusing
  • problems with wiki but those problems can be addressed
  • question of credit hours – how they translate across jurisdictions
  • technology might be difficult for some students
  • need to have well established structure
  • needs more policy development – small - club (no membership fees) – down to two working groups – maybe too many groups – focus on 2-3 per year 
  • Australia government undertaking OER- policy task force – maybe can copy from that work rather than from scratch – use exemplars of OER practices elsewhere
  • concerns about micro-credentials – can’t - use toward accreditation process
  • need focused individuals at the network - level to get things done (not overly distributed) – hard to get critical mass of doers
  • need very short description of the benefits of participation

What are the top 3 priorities this partner meeting should address?

  • marketing
  • completed program of full courses leading to a credential

Do you have any issues which should be tabled at the OERu Council of CEOs meeting?

  • marketing
  • completed program of full courses leading to a credentia