Global sharing. Affordable Learning

OERu: Making higher education accessible for all


Wayne Mackintosh


Let's begin ...

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Smart philanthropy


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Giving is receiving

Parallel learning universe | Reuse lessons learned

Nurturing sustainable futures

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

The problem


Supply | Demand

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Unsatisfied demand for HE

 100 Million additional places by 2025

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BIG vision for a small charity

But what if ...

Institutions assembled only 2 courses from OER

Agreed to provide assessment-only services for formal credit?

A sense of the OERu partners

How does OERu work?

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OERu concept


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

Core courses (60 credits)

Optional courses (60 credits required)

94 credits


Corporate communication

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


20 credits (Business)

Critical reasoning



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

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