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2017 OE Award Winners: Projects Categories


Project awards recognize the efforts that support the production, use and/or promotion of Open Education in ways other than the creation and use of material resources.  Awards are granted in two categories: Creative Innovation & Open Research.


The Creative Innovation award recognizes a new approach to Open Education. Ideas or solutions that present a new way of thinking and substantially improve the discoverability, presentation, usability, accessibility or availability of openness in education.  The award is granted to four wonderful initiatives this year:

Bibliothèques Sans Frontières / Libraries Without Borders / France

Alicanto Cloud Social Learning Platform
Boston Children’s Hospital/OPENPediatrics and Beth Israel Deaconess Clinical Informatics / United States

ENGAGE “Equipping the Next Generation for Responsible Research and Innovation”
The Open University / United Kingdom

Open Up Resources Middle School Math
Open Up Resources / United States


Open Research Award recognizes excellence in research studies about open education and/or related areas. Studies that help advance our understanding and demonstrate effectiveness related to challenges in OER.  The OEC is honored to grant this distinction to two projects this year:

The Open Education Group
The Open Education Group at Brigham Young University / United States

The Open University / United Kingdom