Become a Member

We welcome membership applications from institutions, organizations and corporations around the world that support the mission of the Open Education Consortium and openness in education.

Members participate in Open Education Consortium’s activities and events, join committees and groups working on advancing open education, and network with like minded organizations around the world.  All members get one vote for each open seat in the elections of the Consortium’s board of directors.

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.


Our members benefit from joining a rich and diverse community of global thought leaders, practitioners and educators working to improve teaching and learning worldwide through open educational practices and resources.  Benefits of membership include international recognition and exposure, networking, access to expert practitioners, shared media exposure, and participation in communities and projects.  Specific additional benefits include:

Collaborative Network

OE Consortium members include thought leaders and innovators from around the world. Inclusion in this network and access to other members, discussion boards, collaborative projects and idea exchange is a key benefit to membership.

Tools & Support

Technical assistance and advising members in advocating for and implementing open educational resource usage at their institutions. Opportunities to learn about new tools and developments to enhance open educational practice.  Find educators with the right combination of skills and experience through the Open Education Directory.

Advocacy & Awareness

Opportunity to contribute to activities aimed at building awareness of the open education movement and ability to join select Consortium meetings with influential stakeholders.

International Exposure

Opportunities to highlight your work through OEC media, blogs, website, case studies and activities.  Early participation invitations for global events including OE Global Conference and Open Education Week.


Members shall support the values and mission of the Open Education Consortium.  Institutions, organizations and corporations that demonstrate support and commitment for openness in education are welcome to join us and our global community. Examples of demonstrating support for Open Education might include the development and maintenance of an Open Education site, significant incorporation of Open Educational Resources into institutional offerings, active promotion of Open Educational practices, or other activity consistent with the Open Education Consortium’s mission and values.


Membership fees support the work of the Open Education Consortium.  We welcome both regular memberships and sustaining memberships from eligible organizations and institutions.  Sponsorship opportunities exist for corporations or organizations that wish to lend stronger support to our mission and activities.

  • REGULAR: $900  (5% yearly increase)
  • SUSTAINING: $30,000 paid over five years



Sponsors of the Open Education Consortium allow us to have greater impact through their support of our activities around the world.  If your organization would like to sponsor our activities, in addition or in lieu of membership fees, please contact us at


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

If you have any questions related to membership please contact us at