[Open-education] OERu > Higher Education for Everyone

McKiernan, Gerard [LIB] gerrymck at iastate.edu
Wed Jan 8 00:47:31 UTC 2014

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IMHO > A Major Initiative !


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.


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 Available Via

[ http://open-resources-librarian.blogspot.com/2014/01/oeru-higher-education-for-everyone.html ]


  *   Open Educational Resource University to be Launched Worldwide
  *   Learner FAQs
  *   Organisation FAQs
  *   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.

Gerry McKiernan

Associate Professor


Science and Technology Librarian

Iowa State University

152 Parks Library

Ames IA 50011

 "It's Not The Journey; It's The Detours.

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