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OEC announces the 2018 winners of OPEN RESOURCES, TOOLS & PRACTICES AWARDS for Open Education

The Open Education Consortium is pleased to announce the 2018 Open Education Awards for Excellence winners in the categories of OPEN RESOURCES, TOOLS & PRACTICES. The Open Education Awards for Excellence provide annual recognition to outstanding contributions in the Open Education community. These awards recognize distinctive Open Educational Resources, Open Projects & Initiatives, as well as exemplary leaders in Open Education worldwide. The Open Education Awards for Excellence Committee, populated by educators and open education advocates from around the world, reviews nominations and selects winners.

Congratulations to the following 2018 Open Education Awards for Excellence winners:

Open Courses (OCW or MOOC): Set of courses -OCW or MOOC- of exemplary quality in its presentation of educational content; in breadth, depth and creativity.

Hokkaido University OpenCourseWare (HU-OCW) 
Hokkaido University / Hokkaido, Japan

Open Textbook: An openly licensed textbook of exemplary quality in its presentation of educational content; in breadth, depth and creativity.

A Guide to Making Open Textbooks with Students
Rebus Community / Montreal, Quebec, Canada

OER Repository (Collection or Library): An exceptional collection of high quality OER.  A place to find curated OER exhibited in an organized manner with integrated searchable features.

1. SHMS – Saudi OER Network 
National Center for e-Learning / Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

2. VIDYA-MITRA: An Integrated e-Content Portal 
Information and Library Network Centre / Gandhinagar, India

Open Research: A research study or initiative about open education and/or related areas. A study or initiative that helps advance our understanding and demonstrate effectiveness related to challenges in discoverability, presentation, usability, accessibility or availability of OER.

Global OER Graduate Network GO-GN 
The Open University, UK in collaboration with the world!  / Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Open Innovation: Outstanding innovation that brings a new approach to Open Education. Ideas or solutions that substantially improve the discoverability, presentation, usability, accessibility or availability of OER.

OER World Map 
hbz / Cologne, Germany

Free and Open source Software (FOSS) for Education: Efficient software application proven to be an essential tool for professionals, trainers and teachers for building, and delivering OER.

H5P Community / Tromsø, Norway

Open Data: Excellence in an open data initiative. A project demonstrating best practices in making data openly available, accessible and reusable for the public.

ROER4D, Research on Open Educational Resources for Development 
University of Cape Town / Cape Town, South Africa

Open Pedagogy: An innovative open teaching practice that incorporates openness in several levels of the learning processes.  Engaging not only in the production, use and reuse of content but also promoting effective teaching open practices.

1. The OER Passport 
Mountain Heights Academy / West Jordan, United States

2. Red EuLES  / EuLES Network
University of Zaragoza / Zaragoza, Spain

Open Policies: Creation, adoption and implementation of an open policy, legislation or mandate.  A policy with clear impact of public investment in the development of open knowledge through the efficient use and reuse of resources for the public good.

Impact for a Better Society
Delft University of Technology / Delft, Netherlands

Open Culture: An exemplary initiative promoting free and open access to cultural heritage collections.  A project showcasing humanity’s patrimony freely, openly and without any restrictions.  

Europeana Foundation / Den Haag, Netherlands

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