2019 Winners of OE Awards


The Open Education Awards for Excellence provide annual recognition to outstanding contributions in the Open Education community, recognizing exemplary leaders, distinctive Open Educational Resources, and Open Projects & Initiatives.  Join us in congratulating the following 2019 Open Education Awards for Excellence recipients.



Individual Awards

Leadership Award

Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams

University of Cape Town, South Africa

Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams is a leading figure in the international Open Educational Resources (OER) research community and currently holds the first ever UNESCO Chair in Open Education and Social Justice.

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Practitioner Award

Carlos Delgado Kloos

Prof. Carlos Delgado Kloos has been an outstanding educator for over 35 years. His most recent contributions to open education include: the creation of a course for OpenCourseware on “Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 Technologies” and the realization of 9 MOOCs for edX and MiríadaX.

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Photos of two young students from Netherlands

Student Award

Dirk Ulijn & Bart Meeuwissen

TU Delft, The Netherlands

The student award is presented to the student or students whose achievements inspire or advocate for the promotion and advancement of open educational resources and open education. This year, two students are recognized for their significant, global contribution of open resources in the field of high speed transportation.

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