The OER universitas

 From vision to reality

  Wayne Mackintosh

Acknowledgements

 

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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.

An outstanding pioneer

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1st African

OERu partner

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A return to academic tradition?

WE MUST BE FREE

WE MUST BE OPEN

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Share, Remix, Reuse

"Legitimate plagiarism?"

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Let's begin ...

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A rhetorical question

One child dies every 10 seconds from malnutrition  

Marginal cost of duplicating digital knowledge

=

ZERO

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#Feesmustfall

Do only the rich deserve education?

#Millionstudentmarch

Tuition-free public college

Cancellation of all student debt

$15 Minimum wage for campus workers

The problem

 

Supply | Demand

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Future of the university

"Thirty years from now the big university campuses will be relics. Universities won’t survive. It’s as large a change as when we first got the printed book"

Peter Drucker, 1997

10

20

DOWN

TO GO

Financial pressure in ODL

Coates' review

"Unless significant changes are made – and soon – AU will face a financial crisis early in 2018"

AU should rebrand itself as “the leading Canadian centre for online learning."

Financial pressure in ODL continues

"Institution plans to save 25% of annual budget ... and reinvest in digital transformation."

Modern States

 

Unsatisfied demand for HE

 100 Million additional places by 2025

Crowd by James Cridland licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic

BIG vision for a small charity

But what if ...

Institutions assembled only 2 courses from OER

Agreed to provide assessment services for formal credit?

How does OERu work?

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Smart philanthropy

 

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Giving is receiving

Parallel learning universe | Sustainable revenue streams

OERu concept

 

Global sharing - Affordable learning

 

The business of open?

 

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Cost levers for OER

 

Marginal cost of duplicating digital

= Near ZERO

Cooperative development

 = Cheaper than doing it alone

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Disaggregated service provision model

Traditional university

package

OERu unbundled

package

OERu open business model

 

Low cost. Low risk. High Impact

International. Intercultural.

Sharing is caring

Achieve community service goals

Reaching an unreachable market

International brand promotion

No "new money"

Improved revenue streams

Costs and OER savings

 

Average cost to student per US credit hour

Tuition = $594

Textbooks = $30

$624

$594

$83

OERu savings = $541

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Germinate a parallel learning universe in Africa

Use abuse your exchange rate advantage to:

Text

  • Offer assessment services for OERu courses
  • Issue transcript credit​​

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OER is a renewable & sustainable resource

 

How do we achieve sustainable OER projects?

How will your institution remain sustainable without OER?

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Open pedagogy

 

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What can open do that closed can't?

Free range learning

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Learning on the open web

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OERu open technology

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An open source ecosystem

Open planning (public & transparent record of all meetings)

Open design and development (designed for collaboration)

Open delivery (designed for learning on the internet)

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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

OERu technology wheel

Learning in a digital age

OERu 1st year of study

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Inaugural qualification -Business

 

Certificate of Higher Education in Business (OERu)

Learning in a Digital Age

Principles of management

Introduction to entrepreneurship

Principles of marketing

Introduction to business

Introduction to project management

Principles of microeconomics

Principles of macroeconomics

Introduction to customer centred business

Introduction to operations management

Inaugural qualification - Arts

 

Certificate of General Studies

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

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 

Credit transfer and credit accumulation guidelines (Approved)

Credit transfer contract (Completed)

Micro-courses

Region / Country Number of Courses for year of study Learning hours per course Total learning hours for year of study
North America 10 120 1200
Australia 8 160 1200
United Kingdom 6 200 1200

Course sizes differ

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OERu has adopted micro-courses (40 learning hours each) as standard "currency" for transfer

Micro-credentials

 

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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Sustainable innovation options

 

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Small, low cost, OER steps

Incremental design pursuing realistic targets for sustainable OER success - Learn by doing

Opportunities for NWU prototypes with OERu:

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Reuse OERu open online courses as support materials

Offer assessment services for offshore transcript credit

Approve and adopt one OERu course for full-fee students

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Consider releasing NWU course for OERu when revising

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From vision to reality

Benefits of contributing to the OERu Innovation Partnership:

Sharing costs is an economic imperative

Pooling resources creates a significant boost in capacity

Participating in partnerships with like-minded institutions creates innovations on a scale that would not be possible working alone

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NWU - OERu, from vision to reality

By Wayne Mackintosh

NWU - OERu, from vision to reality

Keynote presentation prepared for North West Univeristy's 2018 Teaching and Learning Conference.

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