Given the depth and detail of the questions and answers during Session 1 & 2 - I've decided to "recalibrate” the schedule of our discussions for this seminar ;-)
The OERu Strategic Planning Committee needs your advice, guidance (and support) on key performance indicators and strategic targets. We will incorporate these targets into the draft plan to be discussed at the 3rd meeting of OERu partners. During the meeting, partners will have the opportunity to review and recalibrate the proposed targets which will be tabled at the OERu Council of CEO's meeting.
The key questions are:
What should we measure? and
How will we know if we have achieved our strategic goals?
The operational priorities for 2014 have been included in the development of our operational and strategic planning consultation. Effectively we are developing a 3-year strategic plan, that is from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2017. Given the rate of change in the sector, attempting to plan beyond 3-year horizon is wishful thinking in my opinion. If we were to extend the planning horizon, scenario planning would be a more appropriate methodology. (Incidentally, the OERu has a course on scenario planning.)
You can read a more comprehensive list of example targets in the wiki.
However, for convenience here are a list of questions. Feel free to respond to any on the list below to provide guidance to the Strategic Planning working group:
- What is the minimum number of contributing OERu partners you recommend as a target for 31 December 2014 (Note: + 45 partners will achieve a fiscally self-sustaining OERu network without reliance on 3rd party donor funding. We currently have 35 contributing partners.)
- What is a reasonable target for building an OERu community source model for technology innovation and support infrastructure (i.e. OERu partners contributing development resources in kind to help support our open source innovation tech infrastructure. For example, is 3FTE equivalents spread across the network a reasonable target for the end of 2017).
- With reference to our operational guidelines for quality assurance, credit transfer and course articulation would a target of 30% of the OERu partners signing off on the implementation of these guidlines by the end of 2017 be reasonable?
- How many full course equivalents should we target for the end of 2017. Is 112 full course equivalents a reasonable target?
- Parallel mode delivery where partners use OERu courses for full-fee students on campus offered in parallel with free OERu learners offers an exciting opportunity for the OERu. Is a target of 20% of OERu partners incorporating one or more OERu micro-courses for parallel mode delivery by the end of 2017 a reasonable target?
- How should we measure the number of "OERu learners"? What cumulative target should we aim to achieve by the end of 2017
- Are there other KPIs or targets we should be thinking about?
These are a few questions to seed the discussion. We need your inputs, advice and guidance.