The Open Planning Meeting that would pave way for the establishment of Open Educational Resources University was held in the Council Room, Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, New Zealand from 9am to 5pm NZDST on 23/02/2011. A live streaming of the meeting (with the support of UNESCO Office for pacific states) was also available at the OERU channel in the Ustream. In his welcome address Dr Robin Day, Chair of the Board of the OER Foundation and Deputy Chief Executive of Otago Polytechnic said that "We extend an open invitation to all post-secondary institutions that care about sharing knowledge as a core value of education to join us in planning these sustainable learning futures."
Professor Jim Taylor, from the University of Southern Queensland led discussions on the OER university concept and introduced a logic model for planning the OER university. Prof. Jim Taylor pointed out that the OER university will create a parallel learning universe to augment and add value to traditional models of delivery through open collaboration networks. "This is not theoretical speculation, it is entirely viable." said Jim Taylor. Conventional supply of education using traditional delivery methods will not the meet the demands for access to higher education. Consider, for example: