eCampusAlberta partners with OER University

October 30, 2013

eCampusAlberta has partnered with Open Educational Resource Foundation, a New Zealand advocate for open education access, to launch the Open Educational Resource university (OERu) this week. The OERu is an independent, not-for-profit network of more than 30 international universities, polytechnics and community colleges that are "committed to widening access to educational opportunities." It will offer students around the world free online PSE courses, developed by the partner institutions, which they may take for personal interest or for academic credit (students will pay a fee for assessment and credentialing). eCampusAlberta has shared its quality standards and online toolkits so they can be accessed through OERu. The toolkits help facilitators assist adult learners with access learning opportunities in their communities, support effective online learning practice and policies, and provide standards in online learning curricula design. eCampusAlberta News | OERu Wiki