OERu 2016-10 draft agenda

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Key points
  1. The OERu has a tradition of open and transparent consultation on the drafting of the agenda for our international partners' meetings
  2. This year we will host an open online meeting to discuss the proposed agenda during the week starting 5 September 2016. (Please complete the Doodle poll to help us schedule the meeting before Wednesday 31 August 2016.)
  3. We have a number of "standard" agenda items - these have worked well in the past and will be replicated for the 2016-10 meetings
  4. Please add suggested agenda items to the brainstorm list below, before the open online meeting in September.
  5. If you would like to discuss any items, please post your discussion on the corresponding talk page in the wiki.
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Agenda for the open meeting: Wednesday 7 September 2016

Time: 11:00 (NZST)
Link: https://zoom.us/j/926685476

Planning the OERu16-10 meeting agenda
  1. Purpose
  2. Introductions
  3. Confirmed participants for the 5th international meeting of OERu partners.
  4. Review of the 2016 MVP Action plan
  5. Summary of agenda items submitted
  6. Open discussion of proposed agenda and additional suggestions.

Summary of open meeting

  1. Attendance: Ken Udas (USQ), Becca Black (OP), Stephanie T.L. Chu (KPU), Cindy Ives (AU), Steve Phillips (TESU), Marc Singer (TESU), Dave Lane (OERF), David Bull (USQ)
  2. Apologies: Irwin DeVries (TRU), Christine Bovis-Cnossen (TRU), Andrew Vann (CSU), Philip Uys (CSU), Jim Taylor (USQ), Frank Rennie (UHI), Marti Cleveland-Innes (AU), Clive Mulholland (UHI), UK and African partners (time zone).
  3. Noted that we are fully booked for the forthcoming OERu 16-10 International Partners meeting in Inverness.
  4. Reviewed progress with the implementation of the 2016 MVP Action plan and confirmed that the OERu will have sufficient courses to launch the MVP 1st year of study.
  5. Reviewed the agenda structure and suggested items submitted on the brainstorm list on the wiki prior to the open meeting
    • Confirmed that we will retain the format for the opening sessions as this has worked well in the past to confirm meeting priorities and critical review of OERu progress.
    • Endorsed the importance for OERu to establish an Academic Board. Draft terms of reference will be developed in the wiki for discussion during the partners meeting.
    • Agreed that the items proposed on the brainstorm list should be incorporated into the agenda noting the need for grouping of the items.
    • Confirmed that TESU and AU will share experiences with the implementation of online proctoring.
    • Clarified the meeting format and flexibility of OERu meetings to accommodate issues as they arise.
    • Reminded participants that the meeting will be streamed live with opportunities for remote participants to submit feedback during the breakout sessions via EtherPad documents.
    • Noted that the OERF will commence with assembling the meeting agenda in the wiki.

Standard agenda items for OERu international-meetings

(Comment.gif: We will retain "standard" agenda items which have worked well in the past. The remainder of the agenda will be populated after consultation through the open meeting.)

Day 1: OERu past and present

Before Lunch

  1. Setting the scene
    • Official welcome
    • Aims of the meeting and principles of engagement
    • Participant introductions and observations
    • OERu milestones (Brief history of OERu and key decisions)
  2. Taking stock and meeting priorities
    • Review of 2016 KPIs and performance
    • Report on the Marketing, communications and partner engagement project
    • Status of MVP course development
    • Status of MVP technology platform
  3. Critical friend review
    • Breakout session (4 groups)
      1. Identify what the OERu has done well
      2. Identify areas where the OERu can improve
      3. Agree the top 3 priorities this meeting should address
      4. List issues which should be tabled at the Council of CEOs meeting.
    • Plenary report back session

After lunch

To be determined - Please add your ideas for agenda items on the brainstorm list below

Day 2: Implementing the OERu 1st year of study and beyond

To be determined - Please add your ideas for agenda items on the brainstorm list below

Brainstorm list for OERu 2016-10 agenda items

The following clusters have emerged from the submissions.

Marketing, recruitment and engagement

  1. Marketing and recruitment of learners for the OERu 1st year of study --Wayne Mackintosh, OER Foundation, New Zealand (talk) 03:51, 25 August 2016 (UTC)M
  2. Marketing and recruitment of partner institutions --- Jim Taylor, USQ, 26 August 2016
  3. Promoting recognition of OERu as a reputable online education provider (local media opportunities, social media channels, conference presentations etc) --- Jim Taylor, USQ, 26 August 2016
  4. Development process training/sharing. --Becca Black, Otago Polytechnic, 01:03, 5 September 2016 (UTC)

Academic board and OERu organisational structures

  1. Review of OERu organisational and operational structures --Wayne Mackintosh, OER Foundation, New Zealand (talk) 03:51, 25 August 2016 (UTC)
  2. Establishing an OERu Academic Board --Wayne Mackintosh, OER Foundation, New Zealand (talk) 03:51, 25 August 2016 (UTC)

Project evaluation

  1. Process evaluation --Wayne Mackintosh, OER Foundation, New Zealand (talk) 03:51, 25 August 2016 (UTC)
  2. MVP learning analytics project --- Jim Taylor, USQ, 26 August 2016.
  3. Status of transnational accreditation of courses vis-a-vis exit awards --- Jim Taylor, USQ, 26 August 2016
  4. Operational priorities for 2017 --Wayne Mackintosh, OER Foundation, New Zealand (talk) 03:51, 25 August 2016 (UTC)
  5. Consultation and development of the OERu strategic plan (2018 - 2020) --Wayne Mackintosh, OER Foundation, New Zealand (talk) 03:51, 25 August 2016 (UTC)
  6. Best approaches to assessment for credit or certification. --Marc Singer, Thomas Edison State University, 6 September 2016.
  7. How the MVP can translate into credit for the TRU Certificate in General Studies, Irwin DeVries 7 September 2016.
  8. Invigilation / verification of students, Irwin DeVries 7 September 2016.
  9. Student support during studies, Irwin DeVries 7 September 2016.
  10. Updated Technology Roadmap - MVP and beyond, Dave Lane, 7 September 2016.
  11. The Open Research Agenda - A discussion of the state of the art on research into OER moderated by OER Hub. The session will present findings from an ongoing research consultation and invite contribution and critical reflection - Rob Farrow
The OERu partners meeting is an implementation planning meeting. Can this session focus on research on OERu as such or how research findings can improve out implementation? --Wayne Mackintosh, OER Foundation, New Zealand (talk) 21:44, 13 September 2016 (UTC)