Open Access College Seminar Series
This is an ongoing, monthly series of scholarly talks which will contribute to a supportive and collegial research culture in the College and to stimulate collaborative research.
Expressions of interest are invited from all OAC staff and the wider academic community to contribute a 40-45 minute research-based presentation to be followed by 15 minutes questions and discussion.
For further details contact the series convener Marcus Harmes.
The 2012 schedule
Open Education Resources (OER) @ USQ: Past, Present and Future – a discussion
David Bull, Director of OAC
8 February 2012
Many universities around the world have launched OER projects. In comparison, Australian institutions have been slow to use, adopt and develop OERs. This is partly due to an absence of government and institutional policy development providing incentive and encouragement to the movement. Even so, there have been some important institutional initiatives in Australia and USQ has been at the forefront of several of these.
For those who may be unfamiliar with OERs, this session commences with a brief explanation of the widening participation promise of the movement. It then provides a history of the national leadership position USQ has gathered in this area since approximately 2007; it outlines some of the known OER projects currently being undertaken at USQ and aims to stimulate some discussion of the future potential of USQ in this teaching and learning revolution.
I conclude that USQ is currently well placed to further enhance its national and international profile with OERs and should seriously consider strategically capitalising on this position.