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Open Education Advocacy

Organisations which support and advocate open educational practices.




The Politics of Open
OER17 presents an opportunity for open practitioners, activists, educators and policy makers to come together as a community to reflect on ‘The Politics of Open’. What are our current key challenges and strengths – locally, nationally, and internationally? What are our priorities – in terms of political governance, organisational and personal politics? What are the changes that we want to effect together? The conference will be chaired by social and educational technologist and Wikimedia UK Trustee Josie Fraser, and Alek Tarkowski, Director of Centrum Cyfrowe, co-founder and coordinator of Creative Commons Poland.


Open Education Special Interest Group

Open Education Special Interest Group

#openedsig The Open Education SIG is an open group which has a mission to support, develop, sustain and influence policy in open education.
The committee organises regular webinars and holds face to face meetings at Association for Learning Technology conferences such as OER17. The new online community space has a blog and discussion fora.




Homepage of the Global OER Graduate Network, based in the Institute of Educational Technology at The Open University, UK


The Opening Educational Practices in Scotland project facilitates best practice in Scottish open education. We aim to enhance Scotland’s reputation and capacity for developing publicly available and licenced online materials, supported by high quality pedagogy and learning technology.   Picture credit: If you look you can find wind swept Open Educational Practices all over Scotland…

Open Education Working Group

The Open Education Working Group has been established to bring together people and groups interested in open education. Its goal is to initiate global cross-sector and cross-domain activity that encompasses the various facets of open education.




The Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to encouraging the growth, development and distribution of free, multilingual, educational content, and to providing the full content of these wiki-based projects to the public free of charge. The Wikimedia Foundation operates some of the largest collaboratively edited reference projects in the world, including Wikipedia, a top-ten internet property.

Latest Posts

Your guide to FREE educational media. Find thousands of free online courses, audio books, textbooks, eBooks, language lessons, movies and more.

Open Data Institute

The Open Data Institute (ODI) equip, connect and inspire people around the world to innovate with data. Co-founded by Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Sir Nigel Shadbolt, the ODI provides events, training, membership and consultancy around open data.




Open source software is software developed by and for the user community. Discover the wide variety of open source applications, from productivity applications to calendaring or email software , and learn more about the benefits of personal use.

Open Science

Open Science describes the on-going transitions in the way research is performed, researchers collaborate, knowledge is shared, and science is organised. It is one of the three strategic priorities announced by the Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, in June 2015. The others are Open Innovation, and Openness to the World.

Open Knowledge International

This blog was co-written by Franka Vaughan and Mor Rubinstein, OKI Network team. This is the third year of the Open Knowledge International Open Data Day mini-grants scheme, our best one yet! Building on last year’s lessons from the scheme, and in the spirit of Open Data Day, we are trying to make the scheme […]

When we share, everyone wins - Creative Commons

Early bird registration for our Global Summit is now available. Find out what’s next for sharing and the commons from April 28-30 in Toronto, CA.

Open Badges

Get recognition for learning that happens anywhere. Then share it on the places that matter. A digital badge is an online representation of a skill you’ve earned.