Mentor Education provides full free textbooks to our students a number of our Business, Project Management, Leadership and Management and IT courses. Our learning materials are Open Education Resources. Open Educational Resources (OERs) are any type of educational materials that are in the public domain or introduced with an open license. The nature of these open materials means that anyone can legally and freely copy, use, adapt and re-share them. OERs range from textbooks to curricula, syllabi, lecture notes, assignments, tests, projects, audio, video and animation. (UNESCO, 2017).
Our learning resources are sourced from OpenStax. OpenStax is a nonprofit educational initiative based at Rice University in the USA and in their words ‘its our mission to give every student the tools they need to be successful in the classroom…we're breaking down the most common barriers to learning.’
At Mentor Education we are able to offer accessible, affordable learning as a result of participating in this initiative and so, continue to support our students to reach their potential.
To learn more about OER's and the benefits to our students watch the video below:
|Knowledge of a discipline||Graduates will have knowledge of their discipline and be able to apply the principles and concepts from a local and global perspective.|
|Communication||Graduates will utilise and convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences. In particular, client engagement skills including asking meaningful questions, listening and hearing drivers, motivation and aspirations.|
|Problem solving||Graduates will apply logical, critical and creative thinking to solve a range of problems, in the context of best interest / fiduciary duty to the professional services client.|
|Information access, evaluation and synthetisation||Graduates will recognise when information is needed, and identify, evaluate, and effectively use information as required.|
|Ethical acting with integrity in intellectual, professional and community pursuits||Graduates will be able to recognise, reflect on and respond appropriately to social, cultural and ethical issues, applying ethical frameworks to identify options within the context of regulatory, organisational and peer review.|
|Lifelong learning||Graduates will be prepared for lifelong learning in pursuit of personal and professional development. Ability to understand and apply emerging technology, regulation and practices through industry association participation, readings and continuing education to identify opportunities and threats and develop strategic objectives.|
|Teamwork, independence and collaboration||Graduates work independently and collaboratively to achieve individual and common goals, in the context of achieving quality professional service client outcomes.|
|Use of technologies||Graduates will respond to ongoing technological disruption, with creativity, innovation and applied problem-solving by applying information and communication and other relevant technologies effectively.|
|Empathy||Understanding life stages, contingency planning to mitigate risks around foreseen and unforeseen life events as they pertain to professional services clients.|
|Internationalisation||A capacity for international and global perspectives based on an understanding and appreciation of social and cultural diversity and individual human rights.|
|Commitment to Active Citizenship||A commitment to connect with and serve the community through active participation, engagement, and reflection.|