Objectives of the chair

UNESCO Chair in Open Education at Otago Polytechnic logoThe implementation of the OERu is a designated project of the UNESCO OER Chair network.

The objectives of the UNESCO Chair in OER at Otago Polytechnic and the OER Foundation are to:

  • achieve the critical mass of OERu anchor partners for a sustainable and scalable international OERu network
  • coordinate transparent and collaborative planning for the implementation of the OERu, prioritising the following initiatives of the logic model:
    • Open curriculum
    • Open design and development
    • Open pedagogy
    • Open ICT infrastructure
    • Open student support
    • Open assessment and
    • Open credential services;
  • facilitate capacity development opportunities for successful implementation of the OERu model, and mainstream adoption of open educational approaches in post-secondary education;
  • augment and support the activities of the UNESCO OER Chair network, and other open education networks, including through collaborative research and joint projects; and,
  • cooperate closely with UNESCO on relevant programmes and activities.