University of Southern Queensland 2015 IAP
|Name of OERu partner||University of Southern Queensland|
|Contact person for this IAP||Ken Udas|
|eMail for IAP contact person||Ken.email@example.com|
|Name of primary OERu contact||Ken Udas|
|eMail of primary OERu contact||Ken.Udas@usq.edu.au|
USQ’s focus this year is to build a broader dialogue and resource activities in “openness,” with OERu serving as one of our cultural touchstones and commitments. As indicated below, we are working on a second course as well as developing “micro-courses” for the rest of “Regional Relations.” We also intend on closely aligning technical contributions to OERu with a more progressive direction at USQ.
There are a number of activities that we believe we can align with OERu, which do not appear formally in this document as commitments:
- Asking teachers who are awarded funding to produce “open textbooks” if they would be willing to host a mixed (USQ/OERu) course.
- Engaging much more actively in Openness professional development.
- Potentially co-funding an OERF developer.
- Involving additional USQ (Academic Division) staff on committees and perhaps special projects aligned with OERu mission and annual goals
In short, our focus is on building capacity for a culture (normal, patterns, and artefacts) of openness in which participation in OERu; other openness activities; and insistence on open processes, practices, and governance is a natural impulse and commitment.
- Deliver micro-course in International Relations
- Develop 3 micro-courses in International Relations
- Develop 1 micro-course in Indigenous (topic name) in partnership with 3 other OERu institutions resulting in 1 full-course.
- Demonstrate the potential of distributed virtual OER course development. (perhaps as a Topic in 23 Things About Openness)
- Continued support for technology development.
- Continued participation in the following OERu working groups: Strategic Planning; Technology; Course Approval and Quality; General Education 1st Year of Study.
2015 FTE contribution for OERu course nominations
|Name of staff member or Department||Name of existing and new course development nominations||Total FTE days|
|Marcus Harmes|| * Regional Relations in Asia and the Pacific
|Tim McCallum|| * Regional Relations in Asia and the Pacific
|Jim Taylor|| * Regional Relations in Asia and the Pacific
|David Bull||Australian Indigenous Studies (possible micro course in association with College for Indigenous Studies, Education and Research (CISER) and Learning & Teaching Support (LTS))||5 days|
|Megan Cooper||Australian Indigenous Studies (possible micro-course in association with College for Indigenous Studies, Education and Research (CISER) and Learning & Teaching Support (LTS))||TBA|
Participation in OERu working groups
|Name of staff member||email address||Assigned OERu working group(s)||Total FTE days|
|Jim Taylorfirstname.lastname@example.org||Strategic planning||40 days|
|Tim McCallumemail@example.com||Planning/Technology working group||10 days|
|David Bullfirstname.lastname@example.org||General education, first year of study||10 days|
|Marcus Harmesemail@example.com||Course approval and quality||5 days|
OERu community source and technology innovation
0.2 Contribution to shared Open Source Technologist Postion
Other contributions in kind
- Automated course creator (template). Python software which, runs natively on Linux operating systems, creates mobile-first, responsive-design web site (course) and takes parameters from an Excel spreadsheet (course-code, course-name, logo, and URLs). Demonstration videos and further information can be found on the wikieducator.org site < http://wikieducator.org/OERu/Planning/Technology_working_group/2014-07-11 >