Great to review the video highlights and summary of the OERU meeting. I've also enjoyed the follow-on discussion, especially the way a number of you have been exploring the similarities between apples and OER.
I've had some communication with Wayne about how we might help keep the OERU momentum going.
A number of you have been expressing willingness to volunteer 1 hour a day to work on the OERU initiative. What a fantastic idea!
If you'd like to continue to be involved there are lots of things that need doing. If you have a particular role you'd like to volunteer for please let us know. If you have an activity that you're interested in doing that you think will really help let us know. All suggestions welcome.
If you'd like to offer help with things that Wayne is planning on doing here's a short list of possible activities:
1. Expanding on and elaborating the vision.
Wayne provided me with a link to a video from the Saylor Foundation
2. Writing a coherent summary document explaining the overall concept and OERU logic model.
Part of this will involve taking the SCoPE summary document, which served as an input to the OERU meeting in New Zealand, and categorizing/distributing our inputs into the relevant part of the logic model. There are are other inputs too including discussions in New Zealand, presentations, and other materials. Wayne is thinking this could be enabled through a wiki on the wikieducator site.
3. The OERU initiative needs a project plan.
The OERU project plan will take each element of the logic model and define activities (sub-projects) required to move that part of the initiative forward. Activities will need short term objectives, some key performance indicators, and a set of milestones on a timeline. If any of you have a particular interest in the project plan overall or are interested in working on a particular aspect of the logic model Wayne is looking for people/institutions to lead or collaborate on these activities.
4. Follow-on seminars/events.
The OERU is off to a great start. What follow-on seminars or events should be scheduled and planned for to keep the momentum going? What other organizations need to be involved? Who are the key people that need to be at the table contributing to making the OERU a reality? What can we set as the next date/event for the OERU?