Founding Director of the OER Foundation. We're open sourcing education.
OER for sustainable NZIST futures
Towards a collaborative and cohesive vocational education system
UNESCO / ICDE Chair in OER
Nurturing sustainable futures
There is no form of educational delivery more cost-effective, scalable and sustainable than open education
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Open Educational Resources (OERs) are teaching, learning and research materials in any medium – digital or otherwise – that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions.
Education | Public good
UNESCO Chair in OER
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Facilitate mainstream adoption of OER in post-secondary education on a global scale
Support institutions to better achieve their strategic goals using OER
International social innovation partnership
UNESCO OER Recommendation
The five action areas
(Note monitoring requirements targeting consolidated report for the 42nd General conference (Autumn 2023))
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87% of presidents strongly agree/ agree that textbooks and course materials cost too much
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81% of learners report that lack of access to textbooks has had a negative effect on their academic performance
Inside Higher Ed
COEP National Survey
Build capacity to find, re-use, create and share OER
Develop supportive policy
Ensure inclusive and equitable access to quality OER
Nurture the creation of sustainability models for OER
Facilitate international co-operation
GOVT MONITORING - (Normative instrument)
Strategies to monitor educational effectiveness and long-term financial efficiency
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Can you learn to ride a bike by reading a book?
Child learning to ride a bike by Rob Bertholf, CC-BY
OERu's open source NGDLE
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If you don't have a seat at the table, you're probably on the menu
"On the part of rich countries there is excessive zeal for protecting knowledge through unduly rigid assertion of the right to intellectual property ..."
Pope Benedect XVI
Combined with the UNESCO Recommendation ....
we now have God and Governments on OER side :-)
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By Wayne Mackintosh
Towards a cohesive and collaborative vocational education system of international stature.