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Penn State joins the OERu international innovation network

Posted by W Mackintosh on 30 November 2018

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The OER Foundation is proud to welcome Penn State University to the OERu international innovation network. As Pennsylvania’s only land-grant university, Penn State has a broad mission of teaching, research, and public service. The OERu network offers Penn State another avenue to take its extension mission to a global audience.

 

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Otago Polytechnic boosts staff capacity for OERu micro-credentials

Posted by OER Foundation on 30 August 2018

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With support from Otago Polytechnic, the OERu has increased its learning design and development capacity to extend its range of online micro-credentials.

 

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Chang School at Ryerson University becomes OERu’s first university partner from Ontario, Canada

Posted by OER Foundation on 8 November 2017

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The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University has joined OERu becoming the first teaching institution from Ontario, Canada to join the international network of partner institutes collaborating to provide more affordable education using open educational resources (OER).

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Saylor Academy joins forces with OERu

Posted by OERu Foundation on 31 October 2017

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Saylor Academy recently announced their decision to join the OERu international partnership.

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OERu launches input evaluation survey to inform design decisions for future success

Posted by OER Foundation on 10 August 2015

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Today, the OERu network launched a comprehensive input evaluation survey to inform design decisions for implementing our global open education initiative aimed at widening access to more affordable education.

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OERu community source model receives major boost

Posted by OER Foundation on 22 June 2015

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To boost capacity for the OERu's community source model, the OER Foundation today announced the appointment of Dave Lane as its new Open Source Technologist. Mr Lane is currently the President of the New Zealand Open Source Society and brings 21 years of open source development and leadership experience to the OERu network.

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NOUN leads open education in Nigeria by joining the OERu family

Posted by NOUN on 19 June 2015

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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 by Wayne Mackintosh on 4 May 2015

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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 by The Open University on 16 February 2015

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

Posted by Wayne Mackintosh on 15 December 2014

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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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