Collaboration is key in being open and accessible in the sharing of information and learning from others. To do this USQ has strategic partnerships/memberships with a number of open-based organisations in the areas of education and open source software. Membership and interaction with these enhances our ability to share our experiences and learn from others.
Current ‘open’ organisations that USQ is affiliated with are:
Open Educational Resourses universitas (OERu)
The OERu makes higher education accessible to everyone. Coordinated by the OER Foundation, an independent, not-for-profit organisation, the OERu network of institutions offers free online courses for students worldwide. The OERu partners also provide affordable ways for learners to gain academic credit towards qualifications from recognised institutions.
Open Educational Resources Foundation (OERF)
The Open Education Resource Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that provides leadership, international networking and support for educators and educational institutions to achieve their objectives through Open Education.
EDUCAUSE Openness Constituent Group
Educause is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to advance higher education through the use of information technology.
The Open Education Consortium
The Open Education Consortium is a worldwide community of hundreds of higher education institutions and associated organizations committed to advancing open education and its impact on global education.
Open Source Initiative
The Open Source Initiative protects and promotes Open Source software through education, collaboration and infrastructure. Open source software is software that can be freely used, changed, and shared in modified or unmodified form) by anyone.
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