Open Education Special Interest Group

Open Education SIG

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.


Chairs: Teresa MacKinnon
Co-Chair(s): Debbie Baff, Kelly Terrell
Secretary: Debbie Baff 


  • Terese Bird (Influencing Champion)
  • Viv Rolfe (former Co-Chair and organiser of #oer18)
  • Scott Connor
  • Alastair Clark (Advisory Capacity)
  • Helen Crump
  • Ella Mitchell ( Open Practice Champion)


Get involved

To join the SIG, please sign up to the mailing list:

Continue the conversation on twitter by following @ALT_OpenEdSIG or using #openedsig

The Open Education SIG now has a dedicated blog and community space. Visit the Open Ed Blog here:

We also encourage you to sign-up to the commitment to Open Education which can be found at



Forthcoming OESIG Webinars

Details of forthcoming webinars organised by the OESIG will appear here.

Past OESIG Webinars

Youtube playlist: