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OERu sandra


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Webinar slides March 7 2012

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OERu sandra

  1. 1. What does OERu mean for a blended university? Professor Sandra WillsUOW Executive Director, Learning & Teaching
  2. 2. Wollongongmain campus onehour drive fromSydney airportseven smallerlocations along thecoast
  3. 3. UOW Wollongong Campus UOW Dubai Campusplus teachingpartnerships inteninternationallocations
  4. 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. 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. 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. 7. about 100 items so far…
  8. 8. What is the OERu?
  9. 9. What is the OERu?
  10. 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. 11. Maths ALIVE: Access Live Interactive Virtual EnvironmentsDr Caz Sandison
  12. 12. Access Grid
  13. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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?