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Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand joins forces with the OER Foundation

Posted by Matt McGregor on 28 July 2014

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As of the first of July, Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand (CCANZ) is now hosted by the Open Education Resource Foundation.

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OER Foundation joins the Open Policy Network

Posted by Wayne Mackintosh on 20 May 2014

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The OER Foundation joins forces with the Open Policy Network to foster the adoption and implementation of open policy. Ensuring open access to publicly funded resources is well aligned with the mission of the OER Foundation and is a significant lever for building a sustainable and scalable OER ecosystem.

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OERu partner Unisa approves OER strategy

Posted by on 15 May 2014

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It's official! After considerable deliberation, the University of South Africa (Unisa) has approved an Open Educational Resource (OER) Strategy.

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Peer Evaluation and GSoC

Posted by Jim Tittsler on 12 May 2014

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Peer evaluation is a component that can improve the scalability of the OERu course delivery model. There have been discussions on the mailing list about how this might work, but nobody has built the tools so that we can test the ideas in one of the course offerings.

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OERu launches strategic planning consultation

Posted by Wayne Mackintosh on 11 May 2014

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Today the OERu international consortium of universities, polytechnics, colleges and agencies launches our first open strategic planning consultation to answer three questions: Where are we now?, Where are we going?, and How do we get there? We invite OERu partners and the open education community to help us plan more affordable, sustainable and scalable education futures for all students worldwide. 

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Are micro-MOOCs the future of OERu offerings?

Posted by Tori Klassen on 5 May 2014

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Last November, OERu launched in partnership with institutions worldwide, and the promise of an open higher education accessible to all. But how will it actually work?

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A little piece of the OERu credentialing puzzle

Posted by Irwin DeVries on 14 March 2014

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Having been engaged with the Open Educational Resource universitas (OERu) since its early days, I was pretty happy to see a small but important piece of the credentialing puzzle snap into place at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) this week. 

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On the road to KPU open

Posted by Diane J. Salter on 12 March 2014

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) in Canada kicked off Open Education Week 2014 with a lively morning on Monday 10 March, 2014 where over fifty members of the KPU community shared ideas about open learning, Open Educational Resources (OER) and open textbooks.  Organized by KPU's INstitute for INnovation and Scholarship in Teaching and Learning (INSTL), under the leadership of Dr. Diane Salter, KPU's Vice Provost, Teaching and Learning, the goal of the event was to raise awareness of current initiatives at KPU as well as spark interest in future possibilities for both developing and using open resources including courses for OERu, and the use and development of open textbooks.  

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USQ helps OERu to improve course design using CIPP

Posted by Tim McCallum on 12 March 2014

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My name is Tim McCallum [1]. I work closely with Professor Jim Taylor [2] designing and building OER course offerings at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) using the Context, Input, Process and Product (CIPP) evaluation model. The OERu context evaluation study conducted by the Australian Digital Futures Institute at USQ was based on the CIPP model to inform the planning for the prototype phase of our collaborative initiative. 

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Gearing up for scalable OERu operations

Posted by Wayne Mackintosh on 6 March 2014

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The OERu is entering the next phase of its development to gear up for scalable operations building on our experiences from the prototype phase during 2012 and 2013. Preparing for this growth requires the development of a number of infrastructure components identified during the second meeting of OERu anchor partners to facilitate smooth planning for OERu operations and delivering on our top priority of developing product for the OERu programme of study.  The OERu favours incremental design where development activities are small enough to fail but when aggregated they inform decision-making for a scalable and adaptive system. For this reason, the OERu continues to incorporate demonstrator projects to inform ongoing development.

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