The Open Education Professional Directory

Chrissi Nerantzi, Principal Lecturer Academic CPD


Manchester Metropolitan University
United Kingdom


Native/near native level proficiency
Greek, German, English

Areas of expertise

Open Education - General
Research in open education
Assessment and accreditation of learning through open education
authoring open educational courses, peer review of open educational courses
Open Educational Resources
Authoring OER
Using/remixing OER for face to face education
Using/remixing OER for online education
Peer review of OER
Open Access
Peer review in open access journals

open educational courses (non-MOOCs), cross-institutional and cross-cultural collaboration
Expertise in a particular discipline
academic development, professional development of teachers in higher education, languages
Geographic regions of professional expertise


Personal statement

I am an academic developer in the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at the Manchester Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom. My approach is playful, experimental and open.

As an open practitioner and have initiated and collaborated on a number of open educational projects in a Higher Education context. These include the co-creation of open courses, open educational resources etc. Examples: the open course Flexible, Distance and Online Learning,, the open course Bring Your Own Device for Learning,, the video series Food for Thought, All my work is available under a creative commons licence. I have supported teams in the development of open educational resources and practices and carry out pedagogical research in the area of open education and regularly disseminate my work through conferences and publications (see my personal website and LinkedIn profile).

I value and recognise the importance of being open in an educational and social context. Sharing practices with colleagues and working and learning together will enable us to get to know each other better, develop and grow individually but also collectively, make new and exciting discoveries about ourselves, others and the world around us; drive innovation and create an exciting future together.

Open education connects practitioners, ideas, communities and networks and creates bridges for cooperation, collaboration and co-creation.

External links

LInkedIn profile at

About me page at

Website at