Why OER and OERu?The challenges:
–Accessibility of resources –The quality of resources –Staff capability especially in digital and information literacies –Cost effective use of resources
Why OER and OERu?The benefits:
• Reduce cost of teaching • Promote essential digital and learning resources. competencies. • Optimise and refocus • Improve quality control teacher time/ workload of content and learning and increase productivity. resources. • Reduce expenditure on • Create an open, licensed/ subscription sustainable, flexible and information resources. adaptive learning environment. • Increase ROI on course • Develop a culture of development. sharing and collaboration.
What are the next steps
Phase 1: Phase 2: preparing for the OERu official launch of OERu in prototype pilot running 2013 second half of 2012 Build OER awareness Use OER for course development of Introduce OER into main stream online courses and promote OER programmes resources to academic staff Institutional readiness Review and change IP and RPL Improve and align RPL and credentialing policy to be OER friendly policies and processes with OERu partners Contribute OER courses Convert the course we are Increase the number of courses contributed contributing from Moodle to Wiki as more staff develop the skills to create format them as OER Develop capability OCL4Ed and eL4C52 Wikieducator Promote OCL4Ed, eL4C and other workshops for staff involved in the Wikieducator workshops to all academic pilot staff