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Webinar slides March 7 2012

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  • 1. What does OERu mean for a blended university? Professor Sandra WillsUOW Executive Director, Learning & Teaching
  • 2. Wollongongmain campus onehour drive fromSydney airportseven smallerlocations along thecoast
  • 3. UOW Wollongong Campus UOW Dubai Campusplus teachingpartnerships inteninternationallocations
  • 4. Not sandstone however 60 years oldresearch intensive & international• 26,000 students - 30% international off-shore and on-shore• Top 200 Times Higher Ed Rankings 2009, 2006 & 2007• #1 for Student Satisfaction Sweeney Research Group 2009• Top 500 - Shanghai Jiao Tong Index 2006• decade of 5 stars in Good Universities Guide• #1 for 3 years of National Teaching & Learning Performance Fund• # 1 for 4 years of Citations for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching & Learning• inaugural Commonwealth University of the Year Award for Community Engagement - The Times Higher Ed & Commonwealth Association of Universities 2006• University of Year for Research Partnerships 2000• University of Year for Preparing Graduates for e-World 1999
  • 5. Why call Wollongong a blended university?Why call Wollongong a blended university? • High satisfaction scores derive from personal contact • Not a distance education university • However online is a given – 80% of subjects use learning management system, lecture capture, videoconference etc • Because we are multi-location
  • 6. What’s our experience with OERs?1994 PAGE post grad distance ed via TV & print2004 Shared Teaching Resources2011 Content Beyond Borders & Creative Commons6 Learning Designs2006 Project EnROLE
  • 7. about 100 items so far…
  • 8. What is the OERu?
  • 9. What is the OERu?
  • 10. Challenges for UOW in OERuni What does a subject look like as an OER vs composed of OERs? Is it sustainable? Is it cost-effective?
  • 11. Maths ALIVE: Access Live Interactive Virtual EnvironmentsDr Caz Sandison
  • 12. Access Grid
  • 13. Pathway to becoming a Uni student OER ALIVE Watch recording in own time Open ALIVE Participate, no credit UOW ALIVE Enrol for credit
  • 14. Why Mathematics?Essential for a digital economyShortage of maths teachersespecially in rural & regional AustraliaTeaching the teachersImprove the education of our childrenTwo subjects for primary teachers to improve skills & confidenceTwo subjects for secondary maths teachersParents tooPrimary level subjects suit general audience
  • 15. Why is UOW an OERu anchor partner?OERu is a charitable trust not a business venture does not change UOW’s core businessOERu@UOW is a social inclusion strategy a taste of university study
  • 16. nce e xperie UOW open practices = UOW ster taUOW Social inclusion Open UOWoSchool studentsoPeople up skilling subjects resources Articulation tooMature age people enrolment @ UOW ?oRegional people activities supportsoPeople in developingnations subject  degree  UOW quality open resources
  • 17. Draft eLearning Strategic Plan 2012 integrated/collaborative/engaged Mission: maintain UOW’s position as Australia’s #1 university for teaching & learning through creative & sustainable eLearning practices
  • 18. eLearning used to achieve excellentlearning outcomeseLearning used to enhance public &professional networkingopen educational practices usedto transform university accessquality planning & review processesused to support innovative teachingDRAFT DRAFT DRAFT
  • 19. Why is UOW an OERu anchor partner?From our early work in distance education by TV & print, interested in disaggregation of: Content Support Assessment Accreditation
  • 20. Why OERu?Now digital revolution & CC licensing enables variety of open educational practices: – Open delivery – Open support – Open design – Open evaluation – Open research
  • 21. Learning Design has adual impact on OER:• learning designs provide good practice models for stitching together OERs• learning designs spell out how an OER is an exemplar of good practice learning designs as OERs themselves?