Universities Wales

Our Welsh constituent universities who make up the OERCymru project

Member Institutions

Declaration of Intent

Back in September 2013, Wales confirmed its pioneering status in the world of OER by becoming one of the first nations to fully embed the concept of ‘Open Education’ within a national strategy.

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OER15

‘Mainstreaming Open Education’ The sixth international conference on Open Education will take place at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, in Cardiff, Wales

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 Welcome 

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This portal has been developed as part of the OER Wales Cymru Project to showcase the best Open Education Resources (OER) in Wales and promote Open Educational Practice (OEP)  across the Welsh Higher Education Sector in Wales.

 Wales Open Education Declaration of Intent (2013) 

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Wales confirmed its pioneering status in the world of Open Educational Resources (OER) by becoming one of the first nations to fully embed the concept of ‘Open Education’ within a national strategy. By signing a public declaration of intent, in September 2013, our universities underscored their commitment to innovation and increasing access to higher education – be this in Wales or elsewhere in the world.

The OER Wales Cymru project was set up by Universities Wales in January 2014 in response to the signing of the declaration of intent.

Key Project Deliverables

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  • Open Education Resources Showcase Portal

  • Champions Network

  • Promotion and Embedding of OEP across Wales through a series of workshops, activities and range of social media channels.

  • Creation and launch of a Student Survival sMOOC (A Short Massive Open Online Course ) aimed at helping students to survive their first few weeks in university.

  • Host the 6th International Conference on Open Educational Resources (OER15) to be held in Wales in April 2015.

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Open Educational Resources

Student Survival Guide sMOOC

Take a look at our live sMOOC on surviving your first year at University.

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Open Educational Resources

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OER Resource Showcase

See some of the OERCymru resources being showcased here

OER Showcase

Open Educational Practice

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Champions Network

The OER Champions Network has a Basecamp project for sharing ideas and events.