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Today, the University of Southern Queensland turns the OERu vision of free learning opportunities for all students (with pathways to achieve formal academic credit) into reality by announcing the launch of the Regional Relations in Asia and the Pacific (AST1000) course.

To quote Professor Jan Thomas, Vice-Chancellor and President of USQ:

"As a founding anchor partner in the Open Educational Resource University (OERu), USQ is proud to give students worldwide, the ability to access university level courses and where cost has been removed as a barrier to learning."  Read more ...

This is a significant milestone for educational philanthropy. OERu partners are demonstrating that we can provide more affordable and sustainable education futures using open education approaches. The OERu point of difference is that our learners will be able to gain credible degrees. 

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Wayne Mackintosh, Ph.D.
Director OER Foundation
Director, International Centre for Open Education, Otago Polytechnic
Commonwealth of Learning Chair in OER, Otago Polytechnic
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