Global sharing. Affordable Learning

Open Education Resource universitas

A global network for sustainable education

Wayne Mackintosh


Learning in a Digital Age (LiDA)

Four micro-courses

1 to 1.5 hours per day

Learn to learn on the Internet

Free and open source

Nurturing sustainable futures

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

How does OERu work?

Gears by Pexels dedicated to the Public Domain under Creative Commons CC0 

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?

OERu concept


OERu qualifications

Graduation by paseidon dedicated to the public domain under Creative Commons CC0

OERu micro-courses

2019 Commonwealth of Learning Award for Excellence in Distance Education Materials

Transnational Micro-credentialing


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

CertHE Business

Transcript credit

Green paint by JTPatriot dedicated to the public domain under Creative Commons CC0

Open badges for micro-courses



Fee for service

Formal credit

OERu qualifications

New participant survey (n=2079)

Do you intend to aqcuire a micro-credential for this course?


Yes - 46%

Possibly - 34%

Sustainable education


Conservation light bulb by Alexas Fotos dedicated to the Public Domain under Creative Commons CC0

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.

Seagull sky flight by maleifl dedicated to the public domain under Creative Commons CC0



By Wayne Mackintosh


Designing in goodwill for good in open learning and

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