OERs in Australia

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OER Panel Presentation by Dr Carina Bossu – DEHub, University of New England for the DEHub/ODLAA Education 2011 to 2021- Global challenges and perspectives of blended and distance learning the (14 to 18 February 2011).

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  • All over the world – but Australia appears to be a black wholeGovernment 2.0CC Australia
  • Consistent with current government policies
  • OERs in Australia

    1. 1. “In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.” — Eric Hoffer, 1973<br />OERs in Australia<br />Dr Carina Bossu – DEHub<br />University of New England <br />
    2. 2. “OER is the means by which education at all levels can be more accessible, more affordable and more efficient.”<br />Phil Ker, Chief Executive, Otago Polytechnic<br />
    3. 3. Why is Australia not there yet?PolicyFundingLack of awareness<br />
    4. 4. Significance in Australia <br />Promote social inclusion, life long learning and connect non-formal, informal and formal learning.<br />Opportunities for learners, teachers and institutions<br />
    5. 5. Initiatives in Australia <br />Macquarie E-Learning Centre of Excellence (MELCOE) <br />USQ – OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCWC) <br />AEShareNet licensing<br />LORN from the Australian Flexible Learning Framework<br />Australian National Data<br />Service (ANDS)<br />
    6. 6. ALTC Project <br />What we are planning to do<br />Who is involved<br />http://wikiresearcher.org/OER_in_Australia<br />
    7. 7. Future<br />
    8. 8. Learning is Sharing<br />“2011 will be a quantum shift year for the mainstream adoption of OER in our institutions.”<br />Dr Wayne Mackintosh <br />

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