Tuesday, January 7, 2014

OERu > Higher Education for Everyone


The OERu makes higher education accessible to everyone. Coordinated by the OER Foundation, an independent,  not-for-profit organisation, the OERu network of institutions offers free online courses for students worldwide. The OERu partners also provide affordable ways for learners to gain academic credit towards qualifications from recognised institutions.

Goals

Through the OER Foundation, the OERu network continually works towards:
  • Widening access and reducing the cost of tertiary study for learners everywhere, and especially for those who are excluded from the formal education sector
  • Covering the operational cost of institution-based OERu services on a cost-recovery basis (or alternative revenue sources)
  • Providing pathways for students to achieve credible credentials for approved courses based solely on open education resources (OER). OER means learning materials that have been released under an intellectual property license, permitting their free use or re-purposing by others
  • Optimising the visibility and impact of the community service mission required of tertiary education institutions.
Source 

Related

Open Educational Resource University to be Launched Worldwide


[http://oeruniversitas.org/news/open-educational-resources-university-to-be-launched-worldwide/]

Learner FAQs

[http://oeruniversitas.org/learner-faqs/]

Organisation FAQs

[http://oeruniversitas.org/organisation-faqs/[

OERu Partners

[http://oeruniversitas.org/oeru-partners/]

Note Thanks to Wayne Mackintosh, founder of WikiEducator, and founding Director of the OER Foundation and the International Centre for Open Education based at Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand.

[http://wikieducator.org/User:Mackiwg]

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