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Open Education Special Interest Group


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.

The SIG undertakes activities are decided by members and the SIG is running an open planning meeting at ALT-C.



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).


Get involved

To join the SIG, please complete the short online form. In the short term this will be managed by the Support Centre for Open Resources in Education (SCORE)

We also encourage you to sign-up to the commitment to Open Education which can be found at http://www.open.ac.uk/score/make-commitment-open-education



For more information about the next annual conference please go the OER2014 website.