• Creating, Using and Sharing Open Educational Resources 

      McGreal, Rory (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2013)
      Open Educational Resources (OER) are free learning resources available on the Internet. OER can be openly licensed or in the public domain, and can be used or reused for free. They can exist in many formats: text (either ...
    • Introducing MOOCs to Africa: New Economy Skills for Africa Program - ICT 

      Boga, Sandi; McGreal, Rory (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2014-01)
      MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are highly interactive online courses open to all on the World Wide Web. Some use OER and others rely on commercial content that can include video, multimedia and computer applications ...
    • Keynote Address, Plenary: Skills Development 

      McGreal, Rory (2013-11)
      Seventh Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning, Keynote Address, Plenary: Skills Development, 3 December 2013, International Conference Centre, Abuja, Nigeria. Presented by Professor Rory McGreal, Commonwealth of ...
    • Mobile devices and the future of free education 2010 

      McGreal, Rory (2010-11)
      The costs of education can never be totally eliminated, but present trends point to the possibility of an asymptotic curve, where the education costs will continue to approach zero, without ever quite reaching it. These ...
    • Open Educational Resources: Innovation, Research and Practice 

      McGreal, Rory; Kinuthia, Wanjira; Marshall, Stewart; McNamara, Tim (Commonwealth of Learning (COL);Athabasca University, 2013)
      This book, initiated by the UNESCO/COL Chair in OER, is one in a series of publications by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) examining OER. It describes the movement in detail, providing readers with insight into OER’s ...
    • Open Educational Resources: Policy, Costs and Transformation 

      Miao, Fengchun; Mishra, Sanjaya; McGreal, Rory (Commonwealth of Learning (COL);United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 2016-04)
      Open Educational Resources (OER) — teaching, learning and research materials that their owners make free for others to use, revise and share — offer a powerful means of expanding the reach and effectiveness of worldwide ...
    • Panel discusson on Open Educational Resources for Development 

      McGreal, Rory (2013-11)
      An international panel of experts in OER will provide their views on the state of the art in OER creation and deployment. This will include reports on OER activities on four continents and regions and on the development ...
    • A Policy Brief on MOOCs 

      Porter, David; Beale, Russell (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2015-05)
      A MOOC (massive open online course) is an online course that normally requires no prior qualifications for entry, can be accessed by anyone who has an Internet connection, and includes large or very large numbers of ...
    • Report on the Assessment and Accreditation of Learners using OER 

      Conrad, Dianne; Mackintosh, Wayne; McGreal, Rory; Murphy, Angela; Witthaus, Gabi (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2013)
      This report shares the findings and lessons learned from an investigation into the economics of disaggregated models for assessing and accrediting informal learners, with particular attention to the OER University (OERu) ...
    • Skills Development 

      McGreal, Rory (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2013-12-03)
      Transcript of "Skills Development," Seventh Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning, Keynote, Plenary - Skills Development, 3 December 2013, International Conference Centre, Abuja, Nigeria by Professor Rory McGreal, ...
    • UNESCO/Commonwealth of Learning Chairs in OER 

      McGreal, Rory; Mackintosh, Wayne (2013-11)
      There are now two UNESCO/COL Chairs in OER, one in Canada at Athabasca University (Rory McGreal) and the other in New Zealand at Otago Polytechnic (Wayne Mackintosh). They are working with the UNESCO Chair in OER at the ...