Sign the Open Covid Pledge for Education

Thank you all for your support. The Pledge is now closed to new signatories. Our work continues in other projects and initiatives. 

  • We pledge to make our intellectual property openly and freely available to the world to support educators, students and decision-makers, to help educational organisations survive and thrive, and to build a fairer and more resilient education system.
  • We pledge - where possible - to openly license or dedicate to the public domain our intellectual property.


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Open Covid Pledge Signatories

Note: Signatories will appear once approved by one of our team.

Claire Packham
LILAC Chair, LILAC: The Information Literacy Conference
Sushumna Rao
Ed tech trainer,
Frank Duff
Learning Technologist, SQA
Mohamed Rifai
Founder, Freedom College
David Crowther
Learning Technology Support Officer, Cardiff University
David Jennings
Crew, Rebellion Academy
Lynne Taylerson
Director, Real Time Education Limited
Dr Alison Mead Richardson
Team Leader, AMR IDEA
Rosanna De Rosa
professor, University of Naples Federico II
Eleonora Pantò
Member of the network, Open Education Italia --
Selorm Anku Ankudey
Senior ICT Assistant, University Of Energy And Natural Resources
Lecturer, University of Yaounde 1, Faculty of Education, Department of Curriculum and Evaluation
Dr Janneke Adema
Assistant Professor and Co-PI COPIM, Community-Led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs (COPIM)
Professor Mark Brown
Director, National Institute for Digital Learning, Dublin City University
Dr Sean Bracken
Co-Founder, International Collaboratory for Leadership in Universally Designed Education
Sharon Flynn
Project Manager, Enhancing Digital Teaching & Learning, Irish Universities Association
Sandra Kucina Softic
President, European Distance and Learning Network
Open Education Special Interest group
Chair, ALT
Javiera Atenas & Leo Havemann
Co-founders, Open Education Policy Lab
Jonathan Shaw
Director, Disruptive Media Learning Lab, Coventry University
Consultant, Iraqi Higher Education e-learning Adoption Project Coordinator, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR)
Emma Csemiczky
Co-Founder, Open Academia
Javiera Atenas
Coordinator, Open Education Working Group
Sylvie Thouesny
Martin Dougiamas
Founder and CEO, Moodle Pty Ltd
Jo Grady
General Secretary, University and College Union (UCU)
Cable Green
Director of Open Education, Creative Commons
Rima Kupryte
Director, EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries)
Andreas Kellerhals
Wayne Mackintosh
Managing Director and UNESCO / ICDE Chair in OER, OER Foundation
James Rutherford
Senior Educational Technologist, City, University of London
Dr Dominique-Alain JAN
Lecturer | Researcher, Gymnase de Nyon, Switzerland
Ian Wilson
Executive Director, British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Catherine Cronin
Strategic Education Developer, National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Nicole Allen
Director of Open Education, SPARC
Chris Morrison and Jane Secker
Co-founders of,
Vanessa Proudman
Director, SPARC Europe
Diogo Casanova
Associate Professor in Online Learning and Quality, University of West London
Kenneth Kapalu Muzata
Lecturer and researcher, University of Zambia
Khadija Khan
Chief Executive Officer, Pakistan Alliance for Early Childhood
Robert Schuwer
Lector (professor) OER, Fontys University of Applied Sciences and UNESCO Chair on OER and their Adoption by Teachers, Learners a
Dr P Yugandhar Reddy
Associate Professor, The Adoni Arts and Science College
Eric Ofori
Founding Director, New Hrizon Foundation of the Blind
Uginia Urwick
Initiator and Coordinator -Inclusive Special Education Teacher Training and Empowerment Programme, ITCIG-Special Educational Needs Teachers' Training Institute-SENTTI, Cameroon
Jako Olivier
Professor & UNESCO Chair on Multimodal Learning and OER, North-West University, South Africa
Ogidan Rotimi Joshua
Executive Director, African Council for Distance Education
Indira Koneru Yalavarthi
Founding Director, KBR & HL Human Development Foundation
Dr. Alec Couros
Professor, Director of the Centre for Educational Research, Collaboration, & Development, University of Regina
Jenny Glennie
Executive Director, Saide
Lucy Beattie
Training and Development manager, Scottish Crofting Federation
Leo Havemann
Digital Education Advisor, University College London
Virginia Rodés
Associate Professor, Coordinator, Núcleo Interdisciplinario sobre Recursos Educativos Abiertos y Accesibles, Universidad de la República
Graham Attwell
Director, Pontydysgu Ltd
Allison Littlejohn
Director, UCL Knowledge Lab, University College London
Neil Butcher
OER Strategist, OER Africa
Ian Dolphin
Executive Director, Apereo Foundation
Natalia Auer
Founder, E-Learning Denmark
Jesse Stommel
Executive Director, Hybrid Pedagogy
Sanjaya Mishra
Education Specialist, eLearning, Commonwealth of Learning
Paul Stacey
Executive Director, Open Education Global
Chris Friend
Director, Hybrid Pedagogy
Jo Barratt
Delivery Manager and Deputy CEO, Open Knowledge Foundation
Sean Michael Morris
Director, Digital Pedagogy Lab
Laura Czerniewicz
Director, Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching
Maren Deepwell
Chief Executive, Association for Learning Technology
Equity Unbound
Online Curriculum, Equity Unbound
Christian M. Stracke
Director, European Institute for Learning, Innovation and Cooperation (eLC)
Amber Sinha
Executive Director, The Centre for Internet and Society
Cheryl Brown
Assoc Prof of e-learning, University of Canterbury
Rory McGreal
Professor and UNESCO/ICDE Chair in OER, Athabasca University
Maha Bali
Associate Professor of Practice, American University in Cairo
Sheila MacNeill
Independent Digital Learning Consultant, How Sheila Sees IT
Frances Bell
Independent Researcher, #FemEdTech
Lorna M. Campbell
Board Member, Association for Learning Technology
John Traxler
Professor of Digital Learning, University of Wolverhampton
Martin Weller
Professor of Educational Technology, The Open University
Melissa Highton
Assistant Principal and Director for Learning,Teaching and Web Services, University of Edinburgh
Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams
Former UNESCO Chair of Open Education & Social Justice & Emeritus Associate Professor, UCT, University of Cape Town
Alejandro Armellini
Dean of Digital and Distributed Learning, University of Portsmouth
Brenda Cecilia Padilla Rodriguez
Programme Leader, MSc in Cognition and Education, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon
Helen Caldwell
Senior Lecturer in Education, University of Northampton
Gary Cifuentes
Associate Professor - School of Education, Universidad de los Andes (Colombia)
Silvia Restrepo
Vice President for research, Universidad de los Andes
Alan Levine
Independent Consultant and Itinerant Web Geek, CogDogBlog
Josie Fraser
Head of Digital Policy, National Lottery Heritage Fund
Martha Caddell
Professor of HE Policy & Pedagogy and Director of Learning and Teaching Academy, Heriot-Watt University
Jane Secker
Senior Lecturer in Educational Development, City, University of London
Lucy Crompton-Reid
Chief Executive, Wikimedia UK
Claire McAvinia
Learning Development Officer, TU Dublin
Sarah Honeychurch
Teaching Fellow, University of Glasgow
Teresa MacKinnon
Associate Professor, University of Warwick
Ada Czerwonogora
Adjunt Professor, Virtual Teaching and Learning Unit, Nursing Faculty, University of the Republic, Uruguay
Anne-Marie Scott
Deputy Provost, Athabasca University
Emily Schudel
Instructional Designer, Camosun College
Harry Dyer
Lecturer in Education, University of East Anglia
Jim Luke
Economics Professor & Open Learning Faculty Fellow, Lansing Community College
Su Ming Khoo
Lecturer, National University of Ireland Galway