Global sharing. Affordable Learning

OERF Board of Directors

February 2022

Wayne Mackintosh

UNESCO / ICDE Chair in OER

Nurturing sustainable futures

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

Synopsis

OER Foundation

OERu concept

 

Disaggregated service provision model

Traditional provider

package

OERu unbundled

package

Micro-courses for credit

Role of the project manager

Initiating a project

Planning a project

Executing and closing a project

Introduction to project management

Qualification

Transcript credit

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OERF's FOSS digital learning ecosystem

Web conferencing

Timeline (summary)

2009 OERF Launched
2011 OERu concept proposed and 1st meeting of founding partners
2013 International launch of the OERu
2014 OERu's first graduate
2018 "Soft launch" OERu 1st year of study
2019 Established OER Outreach Partnership Programme
2020 OER4Covid project in partnership with COL
Transnational stackable micro-credit transfer system

International recognition

2013 UNESCO / COL Chair in OER
2018 UNESCO Chair in OER
2019 LiDA conferred the COL Award for Exellence in Distance Education Materials
2019 ICDE Prize of Excellence
2020 OE Global - Global Leadership Award
2021 OE Global - Open Infrastructure Award of Excellence

Snapshot of development phases

Seed funding

PHASE 1

Financing growth

PHASE 2

PHASE 3

Scaling operations

(Proof of concept)

(Investment phase)

(Business phase)

Extra-budgetary:  3.63 Million

Performance 2009 - 2021

Revenue

Expenses

3.633m

(3.694m)

(0.061m)

Deficit

Average cost per year = $5,083

Planning for sustainable futures

 

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UNESCO OER Recommendation

  1. Build the capacity of stakeholders to find, re-use, creat, adapt and share OER;
  2. Develop supportive policy for OER;
  3. Ensure inclusive and equitable access to quality OER;
  4. Nurture the creation of sustainability models for OER; and
  5. Facilitate international cooperation in OER. 

The five action areas

(Note monitoring requirements targeting consolidated report for the 42nd General conference (Autumn 2023))

 Initiatives for the short term

National demonstrator: OER-enabled online course

Learning in a Digital Age (LiDA) Micro-credential

National demonstrator: OER-enabled professional development

NZ Extend Professional Learning Programme

International demonstrator: CoerTC Project

Collaborative OER Technology Community Project (working title)

Mentoring FOSS skills in support of learning for development

 Strategic planning

Low

High

Support for OER by Shareholder

High

COVID

Impact

Enablers

  • Remix exemplars
  • Proven FOSS learning ecosystem
  • UNESCO OER Recommendation
  • Implementation data
  • Working model for transnational micro-credit transfer
  • Low cost base

 Initiatives for the future

Consultation with partners

OER priorities & refinements to membership model

Review composition of the Board of Directors

To be determined by emergent strategy

Amend the constitution

Updates  needed for new shareholding

Office bearers

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OERF Board Meeting

By Wayne Mackintosh

OERF Board Meeting

Presentation prepared for meeting of the Board of Directors

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