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Becoming a member of the Open Education Consortium (OEC)

We welcome membership applications from accredited higher education institutions, organizations and corporations around the world that support the mission of the Open Education Consortium and openness in education. Membership categories and requirements are outlined below.

Individuals, whether they represent Consortium members or not, are welcome to use and modify materials and resources found on this website, and to participate in webinars and other Consortium activities.

If you have any questions related to membership please contact us at memberservices@oeconsortium.org

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

Membership Categories

Institutional members: Accredited post-secondary institutions that demonstrate significant support for the production, use and/or promotion of Open Educational Resources or support for openness in education. Institutional members get one vote for each open seat in the elections of the Consortium’s board of directors.

Organizational members: All other Institutions or organizations that demonstrate significant support for the production, use and/or promotion of Open Educational Resources or support for openness in education. Organizational members get one vote for each open seat in the elections of the Consortium’s board of directors.

Associate Consortium: Groups of Institutional or Organizational members who have formed into an Association based on common interests. Associate Consortia must have a minimum of 5 Institutional or Organizational members affiliated with them to remain in good standing. Associate Consortium members get one vote for each open seat in the elections of the Consortium’s board of directors.

Corporate members: Corporations that provide services or materials that further the mission of the Open Education Consortium and direct support of the Consortium in the form of higher annual dues. Corporate members do not have voting privileges.

Full descriptions of membership types are found in our bylaws.

2015/2016 OEC membership fees:

Institutional and Organizational Members

  • $750 (advanced economies)
  • $375 (emerging and developing economies)*

Institutional and Organizational Members who are also members of an Associate Consortium

  • $525 (advanced economies)
  • $225 (emerging and developing economies)

Associate Consortium

  • $750 (advanced economies)
  • $375 (emerging and developing economies)

Sustaining Membership (Institutional, Organizational and Associate Consortium Members)**:

  • Basic – $27,500 paid over five years
  • Silver – $250,000
  • Gold –  $1,000,000

Corporate Members

Several levels of corporate membership are available:

Platinum $250,000 annually
Gold $150,000 annually
Silver $100,000 annually
Bronze $ 60,000 annually
Sustaining $ 30,000 annually
Basic $  1,000 annually

 

Please contact us at memberservices@oeconsortium.org for more information about Corporate membership.

Corporate Sponsorships available starting at $25,000. Please contact us at memberservices@oeconsortium.org for more details about corporate sponsorships.

 

* Your country will be classified as an Advanced or Emerging & Developing Economy automatically when filling out the online application form (based on classifications from the International Monetary Fund)

** The sustaining membership is available only to non-profit entities.  Commercial and for-profit entities are advised to consider the Corporate membership or Corporate sponsorships as options to give additional support.

A limited number of fully subsidized memberships are available to institutions with extreme financial need. Please contact us at memberservices@oeconsortium.org for further information.