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Towards an OER university: Free learning for all students worldwide. From WikiEducator Media Release: Open Education Resource (OER) Foundation / UNESCO Office for Pacific States Pre-meeting SCOPE Seminar for the OER university. 16 February to 2 March 2011 - BCcampus and share the news.

Towards an OER university: Free learning for all students worldwide

The meeting will focus on the OER for Assessment and Credit for Students project which aims to provide flexible pathways for learners from across the globe who have accessed open education courses to be assessed and earn formal academic credit for their work at reduced fees. This will be a first step towards building an OERu. "OER is the means by which education at all levels can be more accessible, more affordable and more efficient"Phil Ker, Chief Executive of Otago Polytechnic in New Zealand The OER Foundation is collaborating with anchor founding partners Otago Polytechnic (New Zealand), the University of Southern Queensland (Australia) and Athabasca University (Canada) on the project, and welcomes the participation of the wider community.

About Athabasca University. OER university. From WikiEducator The OER university is a virtual collaboration of like-minded institutions committed to creating flexible pathways for OER learners to gain formal academic credit. The OER university aims to provide free learning to all students worldwide using OER learning materials with pathways to gain credible qualifications from recognised education institutions. It is rooted in the community service and outreach mission to develop a parallel learning universe to augment and add value to traditional delivery systems in post-secondary education.

Through the community service mission of participating institutions we will open pathways for OER learners to earn formal academic credit and pay reduced fees for assessment and credit. Directed by the core principles of engagement the OER university collaboration: Will design and implement a parallel learning universe to provide free learning opportunities for all students worldwide with pathways to earn credible post-secondary credentials. Information pack for new OERTen members. From WikiEducator About the OER Tertiary Education Network (OERTen) The OER Tertiary Education Network (OERTen) is an international innovation partnership of accredited universities, colleges and polytechnics collaborating on the implementation of the OER university concept.

Information pack for new OERTen members

The OERTen is coordinated by the OER Foundation, an independent educational charity that provides leadership, international networking and support for educators and educational institutions to achieve their objectives using open education approaches. The OERu and the WikiEducator network of educators are flagship international initiatives of the OER Foundation. OERTen members are silver or gold contributing partners of the OER Foundation and participate in the decision-making for the implementation of the OERu initiative. Purpose of this information pack Getting started Content coming soon, should cover: Communication and collaboration technologies Details of collaboration technologies Important web links and resources.