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Congratulations to 2017 OE Award Winner for reaching double platinum!

Johan Fagan | PHOTO MICHAEL HAMMOND   Having received the Open Education Consortium’s Open Textbook award in 2017, the Open Access Atlas of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Operative Surgery recently reached the milestone of two million chapter downloads! The textbook is self-published by Johan Fagan, Professor and Chair University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Division of Otolaryngology.  […]


The planning is well underway for the 2019 Open Education Global Conference to be held in Milan, Italy on 26 – 28 November.  The Conference will be hosted by Politecnico di Milano  at the Milano Bovisa Campus, north of Milan.   Follow the conference hashtag on Twitter, #OEGLOBAL19, for the latest conference updates.  We look forward […]

UNESCO Draft Recommendation on Open Educational Resources (OER)

On 27-28-May-2019, my colleague Igor Lesko and I had the honour of representing the Open Educational Consortium and its members at the Intergovernmental Meeting of Experts reviewing the UNESCO Draft Recommendation on Open Educational Resources at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. UNESCO hosted this convening to make any necessary revisions or additions required for consensus adoption. […]

OEC’s Globally Diverse and Inclusive Board of Directors

OEC’s new Board of Directors is now in place. Special thanks to all candidates who stood for election and all OEC members who voted. OEC strives to ensure its Board is globally diverse and inclusive. Seven of the thirteen Board members are women and nine different countries are represented. OEC Board members are: Willem van […]

Welcome New Members!

The Open Education Consortium (OEC) is pleased to welcome the following new members:     Virtual College of Texas Virtual College of Texas is a consortium of all Texas public community colleges. Our mission is to increase access to higher education and improve student success through sharing of eLearning resources among the state’s two-year colleges. […]