Decision proposals arising from the 15.10 partner's meeting
- Achieve minimum viable product (MVP) for the OERu 1st year of study as delineated during the partners meeting
- Complete programme specification document for the OERu 1st year of study based on the action steps recommended by the partners meeting.
- 10 courses completed and delivered leading to an appropriate exit credential. Courses to be hosted on a common platform and available from OERu.org
- Adopt an expression of interest model where partners are invited to nominate and assemble courses to complete the MVP.
with emphasis on some "core courses" like English, math, etc...
- Establish a programme director role and corresponding funding proposals to support the role.
Sense that this person would have a more directed "hands on" project management approach Try to pull in-kind, funds from existing members, or possibly a grant proposal via Athabasca (Rory) Rory states strong concern that minimum viable courses need to be posted on a tighter timeline than is currently discussed
- Identify stream co-ordinators to provide oversight in ensuring completion of MVP. Stream coordinators will liaise with the curriculum and programme of study working group.
- Approve the OERu Credit Transfer and Credit Accumulation Scheme guidelines with recommendation for the Standing Committee for Credit Transfer to initiate consultative development of supporting processes and implementation guidelines.
- Endorse process for approval of 2016 operational priorities and KPIs
- Note: OERu Strategic Plan 2015 -2017 was approved at November 2014 CEOs meeting
- Task the Strategic Planning working group to refine priorities and KPIs recommended during the 2015.10 partner's meeting.
- Distribute revised plan to OERu primary focal points and copy to CEOs for comment.
- Task the CEOs executive committee to approve the 2016 priorities and KPIs.
- Refinements to the institutional action plan (IAP) process
- Improve briefing process for the IAP call taking institutional readiness into account
- Design process so that the OERu IAP call is made from the executive
- Include option in the IAP for collaboration with network partners
- Open business model dissemination
- Prepare 1-page cover sheet and distribute OERF and OERu partner business models as a resource for partners to increase return on investment from the OERu partner network.
- Recommendations to minimise barriers of participation. The top three barriers to engagement identified by the Input evaluation survey in order of priority are:
- Competing demands on time and resources to maintain OERu project momentum.
- Lack of exemplars of OERu courses which demonstrate the end-to-end process from course nomination, through to design, delivery and awarding of credit.
- Varying levels of expertise and experience in OER, cooperative design models and designing materials for mobile devices.