OER Fiji is a ground-breaking initiative established by the Fiji High Education Commission for Online Education. We play a leading role in supporting higher education institutions across Fiji in the development and use of Open Educational Resources (OER) to enhance teaching and learning.
Our Current Work
In our current phase of work OER FIji is taking the innovative approach of integrating a research agenda into each of our institutional engagements. We believe that more focused interactions will facilitate a collaborative agenda and will therefore support four carefully selected institutional partners to:
1. build a deepened understanding of how OER practices can support transformation of teaching and learning
2. ensure that such accumulated understanding is widely shared and incorporated into policy and advocacy
OER Fiji believes that hands-on practice at institutional level will generate action-research and advocacy required to understand institutional transformation and the role of OER therein. Through more focused interactions, OER Fiji is now seeking to move engagement with OER from a few isolated projects to a mainstream institutional activity.
Under our current grant from Ministry of Education, we are supporting a selected group of academics to routinely look for OER to integrate into their emerging curricula, share back new and re-versioned OER as a matter of course, be supported in this process by institutional policies and procedures, and thereby contribute to educational transformation.
Below are pictures taken from Tertiary Instititions in Fiji that portray the usefulness of Online Education Resources
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
This is a proud moment for Fiji. You are establishing a global leadership role in returning to the core values of education which is to share knowledge freely.
We will share your achievement with countries around the world so more can follow your example.
Viva, Fiji, Viva!
Dr Wayne Macintosh Founding Director, OER - OER Inc.
Warm congratulations on this major achievement. Through this one document you have opened the doors of quality education to thousands of Fijian learners. I am glad COL was part of this exciting journey. You are our valued and valuable partners and we will continue to provide whatever support we can.
I am delighted to hear of the approved Fiji National OER Policy. It is a great step for Fiji which again leads the Pacific region and will serve as a global beacon. The benefits will be enjoyed within 1 to 2 years and I am proud to have made a humble UNESCO contribution starting all the way from the 2012 World OER Congress
Mr Abel Caine Program Specialist, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO
It is with much pleasure that I forward to you that Fiji National Policy on OER was recently approved and signed by the Hon. Minister for Education, Dr Mahendra Reddy. With our sincere gratitude for all the assistance that you rendered to us in many different ways which I cannot recount to get this policy endorsed and, may I say, put Fiji on the map in OER!
Ms Salote Rabuka Director of Fiji High Education Commission, FHEC
We are a very young Open Educational Resources (OER) unit in the South Pacific on the beautiful island of Fiji.
We are part of the Fiji Higher Education Commission (FHEC). Read more...