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.

Chris Noone
Lecturer, NUI Galway
Joe Wilson
Head of Digital Skills, City of Glasgow College
Leigh-Anne Perryman
Qualification Director, Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University
Martin Compton
Associate Professor of HE Teaching and Learning, University of Greenwich
George Veletsianos
Professor & Canada Research Chair, Royal Roads University
Peter Goodyear
Professor of Education, The University of Sydney
Sue Beckingham
Principal Lecturer, Sheffield Hallam University
Helen Beetham
Researcher and open educator, University of Wolverhampton
Karen Ferreira-Meyers
Associate Professor and Coordinator Linguistics and Modern Languages, University of Eswatini, Institute of Distance Education
Shakir Hussain
Learning Engineer, Northwestern University in Qatar
Godfrey Mwewa
Lecturer/Researcher/Consultant in Educational Technology, The University of Zambia
Tendayi Madziya
Librarian, Universidade Catolica de Mocambique
Rebecca Lekoko
Professor and Head of the Department of Lifelong Learning and Community Development, University of Botswana
Elizabeth Charles
Assistant Director of Library Services, Birkbeck, University of London
Thuy Bui
Faculty, University of Pittsburgh
Vusi Maseko
eLearning Manager, SWGC
Rinvil Renaldi
Lecturer, Hasanuddin University
Sarah Gravett
Dean: Faculty of Education, University of Johannesburg
Nwabu Ezemba
Polytechnic Librarian, Federal Polytechnic Oko
Sushumna Rao
Indipendent Ed tech trainer, Justwrite
Ben Janssen
Director, OpenEd Consult
Ingrid Sapire
Head of Maths, Bala Wande; researcher Foundation Phase mathematics, Wits University and Bala Wande
Sandhya Gunness
Senior lecturer, University of Mauritius
Dominic Orr
Adj Professor, University of Nova Gorica
Perienen Appavoo
Head of Research Office, Open University of Mauritius
Natalie Lafferty
Head, Centre for Technology and Innovation in Learning, University of Dundee
Francis Simui
Head - Programmes Development & Production, Institute of Distance Education, University of Zambia
Deputy Director, Academic Practice Directorate, University of the West of England, Bristol
Mpine Makoe
Commonwealth of Learning chair in OEP/ OER and Professor of ODeL, University of South Africa
Frederick Mudavanhu
Director: Open, Distance & e-Learning, University of the Free State
Dr. Daniel Ndhlovu
Senior Lecturer and Researcher, School of Education, University of Zambia
Mwansa Mukalula-Kalimbi
Lecturer in Educational Policy, University of Zambia
Deputy director, Catholic Institute of Education
Gabriel Konayuma
Senior Vocational Education and Training Officer, Ministry of Higher Education
Bruce Edmonds
Professor and Director of the Centre for Policy Modelling, Manchester Metropolitan University
Chris Morrison
Copyright, Licensing and Policy Manager, University of Kent
Kathy Essmiller
Assistant Professor of Professional Practice | OER Librarian, Oklahoma State University
Alejandro Uribe-Tirado
Professor-Researcher, University of Antioquia (Colombia)
Cheryl Cuillier
Open Education Librarian, University of Arizona
Peter Suber
Director, Office for Scholarly Communication, Harvard University
Amy Riegelman
Librarian, University of Minnesota
Ellen Catz Ramsey
Scholarly Communications, University of Virginia
Rachel Miles
Research Impact Librarian, Virginia Tech
Infection Preventionist, HCA
Lindsey MacCallum
Scholarly Communications Librarian, Mount Saint Vincent University
Auckloo Pritee
Senior Lecturer, Mauritius Institute of Education
Paul West
Senior Education Adviser, West & Associates
Ros Walker
Learning Technologist, University of Stirling
Ute Barrett
Learning Technology Specialist, University of Glasgow
Zuheir N Khlaif
Lecturer, An Najah National University
Marguerite Koole
Assistant Professor, Educational Technology & Design, University of Saskatchewan
Sara Roberts
Librarian, University of Canterbury
J.B. Shaw
Open Education and Open Science Advocate, Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT)
Sonya McChristie
Learning Technology Coordinator (LMD), University of Sunderland
Matthew Smith
Senior Lecturer in ITE and Research, University of Wolverhampton
Michael Paskevicius
Assistant Professor - Educational Technology, University of Victoria
Paul Hollins
Professor, University of Bolton
Dorothy Eneya
Librarian, University of Malawi, The Polytechnic
Gary Hall
Professor of Media & Executive Director, Centre for Postdigital Cultures, Coventry University
Daniel Villar Onrubia
Innovation Lead, Coventry University - Disruptive Media Learning Lab
Clare Thomson
Digital Education and Enhancement Consultant, Ulster University
Jane Collings
Adviser, Self employed
ching-jung chen
Digital Scholarship Librarian, The City College of New York
Francesca Helm
Researcher, University of Padova
Aras Bozkurt
Assoc. Prof. Dr. of Distance Education & Assistant Director in SODIGEM, Anadolu University
Rosemarie McIlwhan
Assistant Professor of Learning and Teaching Enhancement, Learning and Teaching Academy, Heriot-Watt University
Sara Mursic
PhD researcher, Edge Hill University
Keith Smyth
Professor of Pedagogy, Head of Learning and Teaching Academy, University of the Highlands and Islands
Scott Connor
Digital and Open Education Lead, LTA, University of the Highlands and Islands
Debbie Baff
Membership and Professional Development Manager, ALT
Terese Bird
Educational Designer, University of Leicester Medical School
Dan McGuire
Executive Director, SABIER
Peter Gossman
Lectuer in Education, Worcester University
Kate Hertweck
Training and Community Program Manager, Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center
Professor of Higher Education Policy, University of Wolverhampton
Associate Professor Chie Adachi
Director, Digital Learning, Deakin University
Elisabeth Parcell
Subject specialist - digital practice, Jisc
Dr Elaine Swift
Head of Digital Learning and Teaching, University of Worcester
Sam Smidt
Director, Arena Centre, UCL
Dan McGuire
Executive Director, SABIER
Charles L. Lowery
Associate Professor of Educational Leadership, Ohio University
Stephan Caspar
Assistant Teaching Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
Raquel Verónica Peralta Vázquez
PhD student, psychoanalyst., Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León
Marisol Salazar Márquez
Teacher, Sistema Educativo Estatal Regular
Neil Mulholland
Professor of Contemporary Art Practice & Theory, The University of Edinburgh
Colin Hawksworth
Senior ICT Services Manager, St Anselm's College
Richard Bruce Lamptey
Librarian, KNUST
Henry Opoku Akosah
Librarian, Anglican University College of Technology
Paola Corti
project manager, Politecnico di Milano
Malena Donato
Innovation consultant, atos spain (but it represents my own view this vote)
Ghizzi Dunlop
Learning technologist - Digital Accessibility, University of the West of England
Mari Cruz Garcia Vallejo
Senior Fellow Advance HE, Heriot-Watt University
Dr. Godfrey Mwewa
Lecturer/Researcher/Consultant in Instructional/Educational Technology, and Open and Distance Learning, The University of Zambia
Linda Cooper
Emeritus professor, School of Education, UCT
Chris Jobling
Senior Lecturer, Swansea University
Ilene Dawn Alexander
Multicultural Inclusive Learning & Teaching Consultant, University of Minnesota
Lisa J. Scott
Technology Enhanced Learning Specialist, Heriot-Watt University
Angelica Pazurek, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer and Graduate Faculty Member, University of Minnesota
Gary Nobles Digital Archaeologist, Independent Post-doctorial UK researcher in assoc. with University of Groningen, The Netherlands