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eMundus regional report: New Zealand
Mackintosh, Wayne

PeriodicalPages 1-12
PublisherOER Foundation, Otago Polytechnic
CountryNew Zealand, Oceania

New Zealand as a small country with a population of only 4.2 million has made progress in establishing the 
foundations necessary for scalable uptake and integration of open education approaches in the formal 
education sector.   
The penetration of open source learning management systems in the tertiary sector is relatively high by 
international standards. The New Zealand Government has adopted an open licensing policy for Crown 
Copyright which encourages School Boards of Trustees to adopt open licenses. However, the framework 
does not extend to the higher education sector.  Currently, open access policies and practices have been 
adopted at three tertiary education institutions. The OER Foundation is headquartered in New Zealand and 
at the time of writing, eight tertiary institutions from New Zealand are partners in the OERu international 
collaboration.  Four of New Zealand's eight universities are experimenting with MOOCs covering the 
spectrum of cMOOCs, xMOOCs and OER­based micro Open Online Courses. Otago Polytechnic has 
been incorporating open online courses through the OERu collaboration  since 2009.  The OERu network 
is leading the development of practices to facilitate international learner mobility through credit transfer 
and course articulation

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