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The OERu is distinctively open and has conducted all planning meetings transparently on the open web. All meetings have been streamed live on the web and recordings of all plenary sessions are posted on WikiEducator as a public record of the OERu cooperation.

The implementation of the OERu has been guided by the the following phases:

  1. Concept phase (2011): proposed the concept of the OERu
  2. Prototyping phase (2012 – 2013): Assembly of prototype courses, context evaluation, and soft launch of the OERu in November 2013.
  3. Consolidation phase (2014 – 2015): Consultative development of OERu strategic plan, input evaluation, establishing organisational working group structure and supporting resources and technologies.
  4. Implementation phase (2016 onwards): Achieve minimum viable product for sustainable and scalable growth, process and product evaluation.

Drawing on capability maturity model theory, the OERu is transitioning from the “initial” and characteristically chaotic starting point of a new undocumented project to the “repeatable” phase where process can be documented sufficiently for repeating the steps for managed implementation for the future.

You can view a dynamic timeline on the oeru.org website. Key links, relevant documents and reports from previous meetings are listed in chronological order below.

Quicklinks

Partner’s meetings CEOs meetings

OERu 11.02
OERu 11.10
OERu 13.10
OERu 13.11
OERu 14.11
OERu 15.10
OERu 16.10
OERu 17.10

OERu 13.11
OERu 14.11
OERu 15.10
OERu 16.10
OERu 17.10

OERu 11.02 Partner’s meeting

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OER for assessment and credit for students open meeting Feb 2011

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  • Meeting ID: OERu 11.02
  • Date: 23 February 2011
  • Host: OER Foundation, Dunedin, New Zealand

Key outputs

  1. Proposed and discussed the concept of the OERu
  2. Developed a logic model and framework for guiding the planning of the OERu implementation.
OERu Concept  |  Agenda  |  Report

OERu 11.10 Partner’s meeting

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1st meeting of OERu partners - Nov 2011

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  • Meeting ID: OERu 11.10
  • Dates: 9 – 10 November 2011
  • Host: Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, New Zealand

Key outputs

  1. Decision on inaugural credential for the OERu
  2. Adoption of a prototyping model to inform next steps for the OERu
  3. Adoption of the CIPP (Context, Input, Process and Product) model to inform OERu implementation.
Agenda  |  Report

OERu 13.10 Partner’s meeting

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2nd meeting of OERu partners - Oct 2013

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  • Meeting ID: OERu 13.10
  • Dates: 31 October and 1 November 2013
  • Host: Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, Canada.

Key Outputs

  1. Launch of the OERu officiated by Sir John Daniel
  2. Discussed and defined broad parameters to inform strategic planning for the OERu
  3. Established a working group organisational structure to progress implementation of the OERu.
Context evaluation  |  Agenda  |  Report

OERu 13.11 TQF meeting

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Transnational qualifications framework (TQF) and course articulation meeting - Nov 2013

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  • Meeting ID: OERuTQF 13.11
  • Date: 4 November 2013
  • Host: Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Vancouver, Canada.
  • Records: Agenda and report

Key decisions

  1. Adopt the COL TQF as guiding framework for course articulation.
  2. Establish Credit transfer and course articulation advisory working group to develop guidelines for credit transfer within the OERu network.
Agenda  |  Report

OERu 13.11 CEOs meeting

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1st meeting of the OERu Council of Chief Executive Officers - Nov 2013

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  • Meeting ID: OERuCCEOs 13.11
  • Date: 5 November 2013
  • Host: Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  • Records:

Key decisions

  1. Approved terms of reference for the Council
  2. Established Executive Committee of the Council comprising regional Vice-Chairs
  3. Tasked the network to conduct consultative development of the OERu strategic plan
Terms of reference  |  Agenda  |  Report

OERu 14.11 Partner’s meeting

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3rd meeting of OERu partners - Nov 2014

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  • Meeting ID: OERu 14.11
  • Dates: 6 – 7 November 2014
  • Host: University of Tasmania, Hobart Australia

Key outputs

  1. Approval of the OERu Strategic Plan 2015 -2017 and calibration of 2015 key performance indicators
  2. Proposal to adopt OERu Institutional Action Plans
  3. Draft guidelines for OERu credit transfer
  4. Refinements to working group organisation
Strategic plan  |  Credit transfer guidelines  |  Agenda  |  Report

OERu 14.11 CEOs meeting

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2nd meeting of OERu Council of Chief Executive Officers - Nov 2014

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  • Meeting ID: OERuCCEOs 14.11
  • Date: 10 November 2014
  • Host: Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong, Australia

Key decisions

  1. Approved OERu Strategic Plan 2015 – 2017 with minor refinements
  2. Endorsed the OERu Institutional Action Plan proposal
  3. Recommendations for growing the network and adopting matched funding projects between the foundation and contributing OERu partners.
Strategic plan  |  Agenda  |  Report

OERu 15.10 Partner’s meeting

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4th meeting of OERu partners - Oct 2015

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  • Meeting ID: OERu 15.10
  • Dates: 7 – 8 October 2015
  • Host: North-West University, Vanderbijlpark, South Africa

Key outputs

  1. Agreed to implement Minimum Viable Product for the OERu 1st year of study
  2. Proposed refinements to operational processes for course nominations
  3. Unanimous approval of the OERu Guidelines for credit transfer
  4. Recalibrated 2016 KPIs.
Credit transfer guidelines  |  Agenda  |  Report

OERu 15.10 CEOs meeting

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3rd meeting of OERu Council of Chief Executive Officers - Oct 2015

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  • Meeting ID: OERuCCEOs 15.10
  • Date: 9 October 2015
  • Host: North-West University, Vanderbijlpark, South Africa

Key decisions

  1. Expanded the Council’s terms of reference to provide advice, guidance and support on implementing OERu
  2. Recommended the dissemination of the OERu open business model canvas to all Chief Executive Officers of the network
  3. Endorsed the proposal to implement the OERu 1st year of study and nominated the Certificate of Higher Education at the University of the Highlands and Islands as an exit credential.
Strategic plan  |  Agenda  |  Report

OERu 16.10 Partner’s meeting

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5th meeting of OERu partners - Oct 2016

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  • Meeting ID: OERu 16.10
  • Dates: 3 – 4 October 2016
  • Host: University of the Highlands and Islands, Inverness, United Kingdom

Key outputs

  1. Confirmed the launch of the OERu 1st year of study
  2. Confirmed two exit qualifications:
    • Certificate of Higher Education in Business (OERu), University of the Highlands and Islands
    • Certificate of General Studies, Thompson Rivers University
  3. Recalibrated 2017 KPIs.
2016 Progress report  |  Agenda  |  Report

OERu 16.10 CEOs meeting

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4th meeting of OERu Council of Chief Executive Officers - Oct 2016

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  • Meeting ID: OERuCCEOs 16.10
  • Date: 5 October 2016
  • Host: University of the Highlands and Islands, Inverness, United Kingdom

Key decisions

  1. Endorsed decision to launch the OERu 1st year of study with two exit qualifications pursuing realistic but conservative targets as the OERu model builds brand awareness and collects data from the process evaluation to inform future decision-making.
  2. Confirmed that OERu should progress the implementation of an undergraduate degree to be developed in phases with associated exit awards for the 2nd and 3rd years of undergraduate study respectively.
  3. Agreed to develop the Learning in a Digital Age (LiDA) course as an open boundary course pilot with opportunities for partners to offer LiDA on campus in parallel with the open OERu version.
  4. Directed the OERF to compile a risk register of the OERu collaboration for the next partners meeting.
Agenda  |  Report

OERu 17.10 Partner’s meeting

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6th meeting of OERu partners - Oct 2016

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  • Meeting ID: OERu 17.10
  • Dates: 12 – 13 October 2017
  • Host: eCampusOntario at The Chang School of Continuing Education, Ryerson University, Toronto

Key outputs

  1. Launch schedule for the OERu 1st year of study.
  2. Rationalisation of OERu organisational structures.
  3. Recommendations for developing a marketing strategy for the OERu 1st year of study
Agenda  |  Report

OERu 17.10 CEOs meeting

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5th meeting of OERu Council of Chief Executive Officers - Oct 2017

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  • Meeting ID: OERuCCEOs 17.10
  • Date: 16 October 2016
  • Host: Contact North  |  Contact Nord

Key decisions

  1. Prioritise the launch of the OERu 1st year of study prior to allocating resources for the 2nd and 3rd year of study
  2. Focus on achieving a leadership role in micro-credentialing.
  3. Reviewed the OERF risk register.
Agenda  |  Report