Founding Director of the OER Foundation. We're open sourcing education.
Global sharing. Affordable Learning
Open Educational Resources
From vision to reality
UNESCO Chair in OER
Nurturing sustainable futures
There is no form of educational delivery more cost-effective, scalable and sustainable than open education
OER (Open Educational Resources) are defined by UNESCO as learning, teaching, and research materials in any format and medium that:
- reside in the public domain or released under an open license
- that permits no-cost access,
- plus permissions for others to re-use, re-purpose, adapt, and redistribute.
Towards the UNESCO OER Recommendation
|OER was coined at UNESCO’s Forum on the Impact of Open Courseware for Higher Education in Developing Countries
|Ljubljana Declaration from awareness to action
|UNESCO OER Recommendation adopted by member states
UNESCO OER Recommendation
- Build the capacity of stakeholders to find, re-use, creat, adapt and share OER;
- Develop supportive policy for OER;
- Ensure inclusive and equitable access to quality OER;
- Nurture the creation of sustainability models for OER; and
- Facilitate international cooperation in OER.
The five action areas
(Note monitoring requirements targeting consolidated report for the 42nd General conference (Autumn 2023))
How does OERu work?
Unsatisfied demand for HE
100 Million additional places by 2025
BIG vision for a small charity
But what if ...
Institutions assembled only 2 courses from OER
Agreed to provide assessment services for formal credit?
Small and big by Jimmy Flink licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Alike 2.0 Generic
2019 Commonwealth of Learning Award for Excellence in Distance Education Materials
See announcement on microcredentials by New Zealand Minister of Tertiary Education, Skills & Employment
Micro-credentials for credit
Role of the project manager
Initiating a project
Planning a project
Executing and closing a project
Introduction to project management
Learning complex skills
Can you learn to ride a bike by reading a book?
Authoring and publishing technology
Author on WikiEducator
Outline of wiki pages
Publish course web site
OERu technology wheel
OERu learning environment
Course web site
Distributed interaction tools
Live course feed
RSA course remix
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.
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WITS OER session - June 2021
By Wayne Mackintosh