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OERu Launches Worldwide - Creative Commons

OERu Launches Worldwide - Creative Commons | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators.
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Mooc rival OERu puts accreditation on menu

Mooc rival OERu puts accreditation on menu | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Coursework to be assessed for academic credit by member institutions
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The OER University

The OER University | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The OER university (OERu) will provide free learning opportunities for all students worldwide using courses based solely on open educational resources (OER) and open access (OA) materials with pathways for learners to earn credible degrees. The OER Foundation, headquarted in New Zealand, is leading an international innovation partnership of accredited universities, polytechnics and community colleges committed to providing more affordable education for learners currently excluded from the formal higher education sector.

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The OER university: from vision to reality

The OER university: from vision to reality | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

In this chapter, findings from the first phase of the TOUCANS (Testing the OER university Concept: a National Study) project are shared. TOUCANS is a research project based at the University of Leicester, in which SCORE fellow, Gabi Witthaus, investigated the OER university (OERu) and its potential future take-up in the UK higher education (HE) sector. The project ran from September 2011 to June 2012. In this chapter, the first phase of the research, involving interviews with individuals from the anchor partner institutions, is reported on. Respondents commented on the anticipated target audience for the OERu pilot, the institutional processes for making curriculum decisions, options under consideration for approaches to assessment, ideas about how accreditation and credit transfer might be handled, and the nature of support that will be provided for OERu students. Business models for participating in the OERu were also discussed, as were the various institutional and personal motivations for participating in the OERu. Findings from this phase of the research suggest that the OERu might well provide a range of useful models for collaboration around OERs to enable access to higher education on a significant scale in the future.

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Open Educational Resource university to be launched worldwide - WikiEducator

Open Educational Resource university to be launched worldwide - WikiEducator | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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OERu versus MOOCs | opensource.com

OERu versus MOOCs | opensource.com | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The OERu is distinctively open: open peer review, open public input, open educational resources, open textbooks, open file formats, open source software, open enrollments.
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Australia's University of Southern Queensland launches the first OERu prototype

AST1000 is a first-year level course in International Relations and the Social Sciences on the books of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ). The course will provide basic information about, and analysis of, contemporary regional relationships, current affairs and societies in Asia and the Pacific, including Australia and New Zealand. Attention will be given to the personal and social skills that will facilitate better international cooperation and cross cultural communication in Asia and the Pacific.

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