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OER Panel Presentation by Dr Carina Bossu – DEHub, University of New England for the DEHub/ODLAA Education 2011 to 2021- Global challenges and perspectives of blended and distance learning the (14 to 18 February 2011).


  • 1. In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists. Eric Hoffer, 1973
    OERs in Australia
    Dr Carina Bossu DEHub
    University of New England

2. OER is the means by which education at all levels can be more accessible, more affordable and more efficient.
Phil Ker, Chief Executive, Otago Polytechnic
3. Why is Australia not there yet?PolicyFundingLack of awareness
4. Significance in Australia
Promote social inclusion, life long learning and connect non-formal, informal and formal learning.
Opportunities for learners, teachers and institutions
5. Initiatives in Australia
Macquarie E-Learning Centre of Excellence (MELCOE)
USQ OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCWC)
AEShareNet licensing
LORN from the Australian Flexible Learning Framework
Australian National Data
Service (ANDS)
6. ALTC Project
What we are planning to do
Who is involved
7. Future
8. Learning is Sharing
2011 will be a quantum shift year for the mainstream adoption of OER in our institutions.
Dr Wayne Mackintosh