The Open Education Special Interest Group (OESIG) was established in March 2012.

Education has the power to transform lives but too often access is restricted. Among those excluded are those who lack the right qualifications, who cannot pay the fees or who are unable to accommodate a fixed schedule. The Open Education movement seeks to remove barriers to education by freely sharing educational resources and adopting open educational practices.


The remit of this SIG is to support, develop, sustain and influence policy in open education.


Teresa MacKinnon & Vivien Rolfe


Debbie Baff

Accessibility Champion

Alex Fenlon

Influencing Champion

Terese Bird

Open Practice Champions

Ella Mitchell and Kelly Terrell

Committee Members

Debbie Baff
Terese Bird
Alastair Clark
Alex Fenlon
Liz Jones
Teresa MacKinnon
Ella Mitchell
Paul Richardson
Vivien Rolfe
Kerry Terrell

Get involved

To join the SIG, please sign up to the mailing list:


Continue the conversation on twitter using #openedsig

We also encourage you to sign-up to the commitment to Open Education which can be found at http://www.open.ac.uk/score/make-commitment-open-education