NOUN leads open education in Nigeria by joining the OERu family

Posted 19 June 2015 by NOUN

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Today, the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) announced their decision to join the OERu network and claims the accolade of becoming the first West African university to join this international innovation partnership.  

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OERu at Open Education Global 2015

Posted 4 May 2015 by Wayne Mackintosh

The Open Education Global Conference 2015 (OEGlobal) was hosted by OERu partner, Athabasca University in beautiful Banff, Alberta, Canada from 22-24 April, 2015. A number of OERu projects were featured on the conference agenda in addition to the meeting of the UNESCO OER Chairs. 

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OU joining OERu

Posted 16 February 2015 by The Open University

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The Open University is increasing access to Open University (OU) Open Educational Resources (OER) by joining the OERu (OER universitas). This is to coincide with the launch of The OU’s first Badged Open Courses (BOCs) on OpenLearn, the OU’s home of free online learning. The OERu provides members with options to host their open courses on the OERu platform or point to free courses on institution-hosted channels. The OERu platform, which reports access to 217,000 unique monthly visitors from around the world, will now link to the new Open University (OU) BOCs and open courses on OpenLearn over the coming months.

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The Open University launches Badged Open Courses

Posted 16 February 2015 by The Open University

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The Open University (OU) is building on years of knowledge, experience and research into Open Educational Resources (OER) with its release of innovative new free Badged Open Courses (BOCs). These have been developed in response to the needs of informal learners who are seeking access to study skills and to have their learning recognised.

“We have listened to the changing needs and requirements of our informal learners using our open platforms” says The OU’s Open Media Unit Director, Andrew Law. “Badged Open Courses will complement The OU’s extensive and growing portfolio of OER on OpenLearn and provide learners recognition for their achievements through assessment – for free.” The team at The OU who produced the courses were finalists in The Learning Awards 2015 for ‘Innovation in Learning’.

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NZ National Commission for UNESCO supports OER mOOCs for capability development at OERF

Posted 15 December 2014 by Wayne Mackintosh

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The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO has called on the Open Education Resource Foundation (OERF) to use their tested micro Open Online Course (mOOC) technique to deepen the understanding of open educational practices among educators in New Zealand and around the globe. Open educational resources (OER) and practices (OEP) encourage the rediscovery, reuse, and recontextualization of the world’s best teaching materials. Just as Open Source has revolutionized the software industry, open educational practices are providing exciting, classroom-refined options for teaching at all levels.

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Meet Michelle Aragon - OERu's first graduate

Posted 8 December 2014 by Lindsey Norris


Thompson Rivers University (TRU) student, Michelle Aragon had a study abroad experience without ever leaving home— and made history to boot, becoming the first student to receive academic credit for completing a course through the OERu.

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Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand joins forces with the OER Foundation

Posted 28 July 2014 by Matt McGregor

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 20 May 2014 by Wayne Mackintosh

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 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 12 May 2014 by Jim Tittsler

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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