Global sharing. Affordable Learning

Radical openness

A sustainable model to achieve education for all?

Wayne Mackintosh

UNESCO Chair in OER

Open Education Resource Foundation

A thought experiment?

Is it possible for an institution to offer online courses to support 10,000 learners for the cost of a weekly meal for 2?

Droplet

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US$36.00

per month

US$39.68

per month

Wimpy Burger Combo

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R76.90

R76.90

R153.80

per week

R615.20

per month

Nurturing sustainable futures

There is no form of educational delivery more cost-effective, scalable and sustainable than open education

Context

OER Foundation

Smart philanthropy

How does OERu work?

Gears by Pexels dedicated to the Public Domain under Creative Commons CC0 

Unsatisfied demand for HE

 Majority of SA youth will not have the privilege of access to HE

OERu concept

 

Free learning & certification

Graduation by paseidon dedicated to the public domain under Creative Commons CC0

OERu micro-courses

2019 Commonwealth of Learning Award for Excellence in Distance Education Materials

Learning complex skills

 

Can you learn to ride a bike by reading a book?

OERu learning environment

 

Course web site

Distributed interaction tools

Live course feed

OERu's open source NGDLE

Authoring and publishing technology

Author on WikiEducator

Outline of wiki pages

Publish course web site

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From vision to reality

Many higher education institutions believe in expanding affordable access to learning through their community service missions, but what may be difficult for institutions to deliver individually becomes possible through active participation in the OERu network.

Seagull sky flight by maleifl dedicated to the public domain under Creative Commons CC0

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OERu.org

Radical openness

By Wayne Mackintosh

Radical openness

Open Educational Resources

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