Open Education Special Interest Group
The Open Education SIG (OESIG) was established in March 2012.
Education has the power to transform lives but too often access is restricted. Among those excluded are those who lack the right qualifications, who cannot pay the fees or who are unable to accommodate a fixed schedule. The Open Education movement seeks to remove barriers to education by freely sharing educational resources and adopting open educational practices.
The remit of this SIG is to support, develop, sustain and influence policy in open education.
What the SIG undertakes as activities will be decided once members have been recruited. The first activity of the SIG will be to manage a statement of commitment to open education.
This remit will be extended following discussions with SIG members.
The SIG officers are Tim Seal (Support Centre for Open Resources in Education at The Open University) and Jonathan Darby (Higher Education Shared Solutions at The Open University).
Others have expressed an interest in working with and for the group and their names will appear here in due course.
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