Open Education SIG

Who are we?

The Open Education Special Interest Group (Open Ed SIG) 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.

Join the Open Education SIG

To join the Group and be kept up to date with the latest news and events, subscribe to the Open Education SIG mailing list and tweet #openedsig to join the conversation.

If you would like to get involved in the organisation of the Group and its activities, let us know by expressing an interest.

Future events

View Open Education SIG's upcoming events.

Past events and recordings

View recordings and past events on the Open Education SIG's YouTube playlist.

Publications and blogs

Open Education SIG blog.

Our remit

The remit of this SIG is to support, develop, sustain and influence policy in open education.


  • Kelly Terrell (Co-Chair)
  • Debbie Baff (Co-Chair)
  • Debbie Baff (Secretary)
  • Terese Bird (Influencing Champion)
  • Scott Connor
  • Ella Mitchell (Open Practice Champion)