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The OER university: pushing – and pulling – the boundaries in higher education

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Presentation given at Follow the Sun, 29 March 2012. The recording will be available from www.tinyurl.com/followthesun.

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The OER university: pushing – and pulling – the boundaries in higher education

  1. 1. The OER university: pushing – and pulling – the boundaries in higher education Gabi Witthaus For Follow the Sun Learning Futures Festival, 29/03/2012 (www.tinyurl.com/followthesun)
  2. 2. TOUCANS: Testing the OERu Concept and Aspirations: A National Study www.le.ac.uk/toucans Image by Tim Sträter
  3. 3. Teaching one-to-one Image by marinakvillatoro on flickr
  4. 4. Local assessment and credentiallingFriesen & Murray, 2011: http://tinyurl.com/openlearning2-0
  5. 5. Teaching one-to-many(ish) Image by Daniel Scully on flickr
  6. 6. Local assessment and credentiallingFriesen & Murray, 2011: http://tinyurl.com/openlearning2-0
  7. 7. Local assessment and credentiallingFriesen & Murray, 2011: http://tinyurl.com/openlearning2-0
  8. 8. But can thesemodels work…
  9. 9. for teaching on a massive scale? Image by James Cridland
  10. 10. OERu partners aim to reach 100 million under- served adultshttp://wikieducator.org/Oeru
  11. 11. Local assessment and credentiallingFriesen & Murray, 2011: http://tinyurl.com/openlearning2-0
  12. 12. This is… “Open Learning 2.0”: … Any student can study any content, supported in any number of instructional arrangements… The “local” institutional evaluation and accreditation… (remain) at the centre of the model… Even though learning is achieved through flexible arrangements, it can… still be rigorously assessed and credentialed. (Friesen and Murray, 2011) http://tinyurl.com/openlearning2-0
  13. 13. But will it work for the learners? Help!!!!! Photo by Erik Charlton
  14. 14. Volunteers to the rescue? Photo by MisterJamie
  15. 15. Learner supportAdministrative Technical Academic
  16. 16. Many thanks to the following people for their generous sharing of information:•Prof. Terry Anderson (Professor and Canada Research Chair in Distance Education,Athabasca University, Canada)•Dr Elizabeth Archer (Specialist: Institutional Research at the University of South Africa)•Kevin Bell (Innovation Team: Leader of Learning and Development, Southern NewHampshire University, USA)•David Bull (Director: University Preparatory Programs, University of SouthernQueensland, Australia)•Irwin DeVries (Director, Instructional Design, Thompson Rivers University, Canada)•Vasi Doncheva (Flexible Learning Manager, Northtec Polytechnic, New Zealand)•Wayne Mackintosh (Director: International Centre for Open Education, OtagoPolytechnic, New Zealand, and Founding Director of the OER Foundation)•Prof. Rory McGreal (Associate Vice-President, Athabasca University, Canada)•Prof. Joyce McKnight (Associate Professor, State University of New York/ EmpireState College, USA. Speaking in her personal capacity as a scholar.)•Terry Neal (Flexible Learning Manager, Open Polytechnic, New Zealand)•Paul Stacey (Director, Curriculum Development, BC Campus, Canada)•Herbert Thomas (Electronic Learning Media Team Leader, Canterbury University, NewZealand)•Prof. Sandra Wills (Executive Director, Learning and Teaching, Wollongong University,Australia)Thanks also to Dr Patrick McAndrew at the Open University and colleagues at theUniversity of Leicester, especially Dr Ming Nie and Dr Alejandro Armellini, for theirsupport in this research.
  17. 17. Blog: toucansproject.wordpress.com Please use the blog to continue the discussion Image by Clearly Ambiguous on flickr

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