The Open Education Professional Directory

Alex Fenlon, Copyright and Licensing Advisor


University of Birmingham
United Kingdom


Native/near native level proficiency

Areas of expertise

Open Education - General
Open Education policy development
Implementation of open education policies
Open licenses
Accessibility in open education
Awareness raising and outreach
Open Educational Resources
Authoring OER
Using/remixing OER for face to face education
Using/remixing OER for online education
OER project management
Faculty adoption of OER
Libraries and OER
Technology for OER
OER and workforce development
OER and lifelong learning
Facilitating MOOCs
MOOC instructional design
Openly licensed content in MOOCs
Expertise in a particular discipline
STEM, Sports Hospitality leisure and tourism, Business
Geographic regions of professional expertise


Personal statement

I was a project manager involved in several UK OER projects from 2009 to 2011 covering a range of different disciplines across the UK higher education sector. I was then programme manager for the organisation jointly overseeing the same UK OER programme in 2012/13. This national role included working as a consultant to deliver pedagogic change within institutions and a comprehensive review of institutional strategy relating to intellectual property management within an institution. I was also involved in the development of the OER Wales national policy as a member of the projects expert steering group- to which I remain loosely associated. Additionally I was involved in the commissioning of research into the pedagogic aspects of MOOCs.

I currently sit on the committee of an Open Education Special Interest Group and until recently sat on the organising committee for the OER14 ( conference held in April 2014.

I am an experienced project and programme manager of educational development projects which lead to curriculum change and enhancement using OE practices to disseminate outputs and outcomes. I am proficient in preparing and issuing funding calls to address current needs and trends within the higher education sector in relation to technology enhanced learning and learning design. I have experience in managing all aspects of such calls and the projects that arise as a result including the bid review processes and financial management.

Using formal and inform channels, I continue to advocate and push the OE agenda at my institution and nationally to ensure that the student learning experience is enhanced.