Proposal for action: Piloting NZ qualification based on OER

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Piloting an open education course qualification

  • Discussion about advantages, disadvantages relating to choice of qualification. New Qualification versus existing qualification.
    • Number of different courses in a number of different levels
    • Multiple / parallel pilots
    • Bridging courses
  • Some courses already have an open approach versus more closed traditional model. (How should we choose?)
  • Don't restrict to traditional course (eg work-based learning.) What existing resources could be openned?
  • Criteria for selection -- availability of existing resources.
  • Content is different from building high quality course.
  • Maximise benefit for the sector - -all institutions should benefit.
  • How and where does instructional design fit into the model?
  • How do we achieve learner centric design? Should we?

Aims of the activity (longer term)

  • Demonstration of the implementation of an open education qualification to inform future decision making and policy development. (Demonstrate proof of concept.)

Objectives of the activity (short term)

  • Establish process and criteria for selecting credential(s)
  • Does the open education model provide better access for New Zealand learners
  • Is the open education model sustainable
  • What are the assumptions we bring to table
  • What is the cost / revenues of the pilot. Who is going to pay?
  • What is the scope of the pilot, eco-system, course, or just assessment?
  • How will employers perceive the model?
  • How does this fit with NZQA? -- Focus on outcomes.
  • How is quality being assured?
  • How do we tell the success stories?
  • How do we demonstrate quality of the model?
  • Inventory of what's out there, what's been done.

Narrative description of what you will do

  • Agree and implement an open process for selecting prototype(s)
  • Determine programme of study which leads to a qualification

What inputs are required?

  • List inputs here ..
  • Existing OER's
  • Existing materials
  • Existing courses/ programmes

Group decisions for this activity including who and when.

  • OER Foundation to refine first draft and set up next steps for the sector to consider
  • Go back to our institutions to take stock of what we know know (will determine the questions.)