Global sharing. Affordable Learning

OERu 1st year - Case study

Open Planning, Open Design and International Accreditation

How does OERu work?

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Wayne Mackintosh

Smart philanthropy

 

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Giving is receiving

Parallel learning universe | Sustainable revenue streams

OERu concept

 

Global sharing - Affordable learning

 

Micro-credentials

 

See announcement on microcredentials by New Zealand Minister of Tertiary Education, Skills & Employment

OERu credit transfer system

 

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Principles

OERu partners retain decision-making authority

Operates within existing institutional policy

Institutional residency requirements respected

Outputs 

Micro-credentials for credit

Role of the project manager

Initiating a project

Planning a project

Executing and closing a project

Introduction to project management

CertHE Business

Transcript credit

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OERu partner's perspective

 

Irwin DeVries

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Thompson Rivers University

  • Midsize Canadian university with large international student body
  • Open Learning Division
  • Originally Open Learning Institute of BC (1978)
  • Now part of Thompson Rivers University
  • 13,000 online students, 60 progams, certificates,  degrees to masters' level
  • Open education mandate for access - recognition of prior learning, residency, prerequisites, educational credit bank

OERu history

 

  • TRU is a founding member since 2012
  • Hosted the 2nd international partner's meeting
  • Have worked with OERu to develop a viable program of study
  • Have assembled 2 OERu courses

Benefits to TRU

  • Low risk, high potential initiative
  • Extends open learning mission and goals
  • Support from President and senior administration
  • Catalyst for institutional transformation
  • Much interest in potential of OERu courses for multiple uses

Benefits to TRU (continued)

  • Expanded global network of open educators
  • Pathway for ongoing studies at TRU
  • Achieve service goals
  • Inspired new ideas for technology and open pedagogies
  • Faculty and staff working hands-on with OER and OEP

Open design

 

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Gail Morong

Authoring and publishing technology

Author on WikiEducator

Outline of wiki pages

Publish course web site

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OERu learning environment

 

Course web site

Distributed interaction tools

Live course feed

Open development lessons

  • Work openly and collaboratively with volunteers from global open education community (different skill sets).
  • Use open source software with detailed version control for open collaboration and transparent record of planning.
  • Ask developers to adhere to basic rules about creating multiple simultaneous versions of courses
  • Open licensing so content widely accessible and easy to adopt and adapt later.
  • Use universal design principles and design for multiple audiences.

CertHE Business (OERu)

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Andy Brown

University of the Highlands and Islands

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partners

Map of Scotland showing the locations of 13 UHI colleges and 35 learning centres which are spread throughout the north of Scotland and on the Islands

UHI approval process

  • Meeting academic standards and quality criteria
  • In line with the
  • Mapped against

CertHE Business (OERu)

  • 1st year university qualification, approved and awarded by the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)
  • 1200 hours of learning (120 credits)

Introduction to business (OERu); Customer centred business (OERu) and Operations management (OERu)

  • Three compulsory UHI courses (60 credits)
  • 60 credits from OERu courses (94 credits available)

Introduction to corporate communication; entrepreneurship; project management; learning in a digital age; principles of macroeconomics; microeconomics; management and marketing

Equality impact assessment

Disability matters

Learner support

Online support

Assistive technology

Further resources

Learner handbook

Free & open source productivity software

  • Operating systems: built in accessibility tools
  • Browser extensions

Approach approved by the Equality Challenge Unit

Certificate in General Studies

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Brenda Thomson

Inaugural qualification - Arts

 

Certificate of General Studies (30 credits)

English for academic writing

Regional relations in Asia and the Pacific

Creating sustainable futures

Indigenous Australia

World history in the modern era

Introduction to psychology 1

Introduction to research methods in psychology

Art appreciation and techniques

Introduction to critical reasoning

Residency requirement (6 credits)

Transfer credit (24 credits)

26 credits

plus

20 credits (Business)

Critical reasoning

Process and benefits

  • Course / credit transfer and articulation process 
  • OERu credit transfer agreement to establish reciprocal credit transfer (course-for-course or unassigned credit by discipline)
  • TRU campus / Open Learning faculty engagement - creating OER or adopting OER for new courses
  • Benefits for students
  • Connections to Z-Cred project (increased capacity to offer OER courses)

Acknowledgements

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Attributions

Image attributions

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License

OER Foundation. 2017.

Unless stated otherwise, the presentation is licensed as follows. Selected screenshots are used under the provisions of fair dealing. Institutional logos are all rights reserved.

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The OERu 1st Year: Case Study in Open Planning, Open Design, and International Accreditation

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