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I have a lot of questions about this: How will we ensure learning quality? How will we assess the students? How will we keep businesses from turning this into a commercial university? We are being asked to be creative and think differently. We can’t be afraid to push the envelope.
I am interested in free, universal higher education. I am not interested in supporting “low cost” because costs always go up and low cost for someone in Japan is different than low cost in Sri Lanka. Much of the world sees the value in this for libraries, healthcare (at least in civilized countries), police and fire services, why not education? This isn’t the revolution yet, but t
- Consider inputs and leading questions from meeting participants, anchor partners, the pre-meeting SCoPE seminar and international agencies.
- Develop a shared understanding of a logic model for the OER university concept.
- Review and refine the OER university logic model
- Identify the key questions for each component of the logic model
- Gauge interest and identify volunteers for leading and coordinating the constituent components of the logic model
- Commence identification of the key activities required for each component of the logic model, including inputs, outputs and outcomes
- Specify the next steps for the way forward.
I will posting on these questions here, but I want to encourage you to get involved yourself here.
- Designing assessment and credit pathways for open education learners (creativecommons.org)
- OER: Pie in the sky or meaningful reality? (INVITED BLOGGER OF THE MONTH – November) (ictelt.blogspot.com)
- OER for credit for students (mousework.wordpress.com)
- OER for Assessment and Credit for Students (downes.ca)
- Athabasca University Decides Not To Renew Access Copyright Licence (michaelgeist.ca)