- When: Thu 12 & Fri 13 October 2017
- Where: 7th Floor, 287 Victoria Street, Chang School of Continuing Education, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.
- Host: eCampusOntario, Toronto, Canada
- Logistics: Transport and accommodation
- Invitations: 6th International Meeting of OERu partners (pdf) | 5th Meeting of the OERu Council of Chief Executive Officers – Members only (pdf)
- Registration: Face-to-face participants | Virtual participants
- Who: OER partners and prospective partners (face-to-face) and interested persons (virtual)
- Webstream: Webstream link
Aims of the meeting
The purpose of the 6th meeting of OERu partners is to:
- Review progress with the implementation of the OERu Strategic Plan 2015 – 2017
- Plan the implementation of the OERu 1st year of study
- Refine the process evaluation plan
- Consult on the development the OERu Strategic Plan 2018 – 2020
- Determine operational priorities for 2018.
Meeting design and principles of engagement
This is not a conference — it is an open implementation planning meeting which will change the lives of students currently excluded from the formal post-secondary education sector worldwide. The OERu meeting is designed to take the form of a strategic planning sprint aimed at producing outputs in a short time utilising the diverse experience of attendees. Using open methodologies, the proposals for action we generate during the meeting will be refined transparently in the wiki after the meeting.
The meeting agenda is based on the following principles:
- Build on our OERu decisions, work done to date and inputs from the 2017 Annual report and evergreen OERu Strategic Plan 2015 – 2017.
- OERu partners have decision-making autonomy regarding the agenda and implementation decisions.
- Focus on decisions for the 2017 OERu action plan – hence the emphasis on planning the launch of the OERu 1st year of study.
- Identify strategic issues for the medium and long term – but avoid the temptation of trying to solve all problems at this meeting.
- Keep presentations and monologues to a minimum.
- Avoid unnecessary affirmations or agreements with previous speakers. Contribute when you have something new to add, want to clarify a previous point or table an alternative view or idea.