OERu: Cross border education and quality assurance

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Presentation prepared for UNESCO High Level Expert's Workshop on Cross-Border Higher Education (16 December 2013).

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OERu: Cross border education and quality assurance

  1. 1. The OERu network OER cross-border course articulation and quality assurance Wayne Mackintosh Anthony Mackintosh
  2. 2. The OER Foundation Slide 1 The Open Education Resource (OER) Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that provides leadership, networking and support for educators and educational institutions to achieve their objectives through open education. “OER is a sustainable and renewable resource”
  3. 3. Smart philanthropy Slide 2 Giving is receiving Parallel learning universe|New business Luis Argerich http://www.flickr.com/photos/lrargerich/3029485203 James Cridland http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamescridland/2272701122 James Cridland http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamescridland/2272701122 Asenat29 http://www.flickr.com/photos/72153088@N08/6510934443/
  4. 4. Slide 3
  5. 5. The OERu concept Adapted from Taylor 2007 Slide 4 Free learning opportunities for all students worldwide
  6. 6. OER & the sustainable disaggregation of services Traditional university package OERu package Slide 5
  7. 7. Foundations for a quality cross-border system Slide 6 Quality as cornerstone Institutional autonomy Existing policy frameworks Working with accredited institutions is a necessary precondition, but its insufficient … Pink Sherbet Photography: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinksherbet/233228813/ Fdecomite: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fdecomite/2361500377/in/photostream/
  8. 8. Challenges & solutions Slide 7 ● One size does not fit all • Transnational Qualifications Framework micro Open Online Courses (mOOCs) International QA systems for a digital age • Recognition of prior learning (RPL) protocols Competency-based programme models QA standards for assessment-only models • OERu Course articulation advisory services OERu “Designated” courses Melissa Sanders http://www.flickr.com/photos/themissiah/3491328675/ Ricky http://www.flickr.com/photos/8656572@N04/4855311898/
  9. 9. Free learning for all students worldwide Slide 8 “This is not theoretical speculation, it is entirely viable.” Jim Taylor AM You are free to join us ... Paul (Dex) http://www.flickr.com/photos/dexxus/3146028811/ Compilation: Chad Miller, James Almond, Wayne Mackintosh See: http://wikieducator.org/File:OER-University-concept.png
  10. 10. Free learning for all students worldwide Slide 8 “This is not theoretical speculation, it is entirely viable.” Jim Taylor AM You are free to join us ... Paul (Dex) http://www.flickr.com/photos/dexxus/3146028811/ Compilation: Chad Miller, James Almond, Wayne Mackintosh See: http://wikieducator.org/File:OER-University-concept.png
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