OEC Board Announces Executive Director Position

It is with a mix of sadness and gratitude that the Open Education Consortium (OEC) Board of Directors announces Mary Lou Forward’s departure as Executive Director of OEC, effective August 11, 2017. Since 2009, Mary Lou has played a critical role in the development and success of the organization, and we want to thank her […]

Call for Participation: Business Models for Open, Online, Flexible and Technology-Enhanced Learning

Dear Open Education Community, Business Models for Open, Online, Flexible and Technology-Enhanced Learning (OOFAT Models) study is being conducted of behalf of the International Council for Open & Distance Education by OER Hub at The Open University (UK) and Forschungsinstitut für Bildungs- und Sozialökonomie (FIBS).   The study covers the topics of content development, content delivery and recognition and certification.  It also asks […]

Call for Participation: Impact of OER on Faculty and Students

Dear Open Education Community Prof. Rory McGreal, a UNESCO/COL/ICDE Chair in OER from the Athabasca University, Canada, is conducting a research for Contact North’s “Pockets of Innovation” series (https://teachonline.ca/pockets-innovation). The goal of the research is to show examples of successful implementations of OER focusing on the benefits to faculty and students specifically and not on cost savings – although applicable savings will […]

The 31st Annual Conference of the Asian Association of Open Universities: Call for Proposals

The 31st Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU) Conference will be held from 27 – 29 September 2017 at the Royal Ambarrukmo Hotel, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. It is hosted by Universitas Terbuka (Indonesia Open University). The main theme of the Conference is “Open University for inclusive and equitable quality education”. Sub-Themes: The conference will address the […]

DNA Origami

April 12 CCCOER Webinar: OER Degree Research

An OER-based degree, sometimes referred to as a Zero-Textbook-Cost degree, is a pathway to a degree or credential with no textbook costs. Faculty have redesigned the courses in the pathway to use open educational resources (OER) instead of traditional commercial textbooks and early research shows students are succeeding as well or better than peers in traditional courses while […]