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OER Foundation Featured Institutions

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The Open Education Resource Foundation honours and profiles exemplary institutional leaders collaborating on the evolution of sustainable OER ecosystems in the formal education sector. These institutions are contemporary thought leaders recognising that OER is the means by which education at all levels can be more accessible, more affordable and more efficient. By working together on an international scale, the OER Foundation's Featured Institutions are reaping the rewards.

Founding members and contributing partners of the OER Foundation are also profiled as Featured Institutions. The OER portal pages of our Featured Institutions in WikiEducator and corresponding case study interviews provide inspiration and well-founded advice and reflections for increasing your return on investment utilising open education approaches.

Join the OER Foundation today in co-designing and collaborating on strategic and sustainable futures for education.

Meet our Featured Institutions

Alphabetical list of Featured Institutions
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Athabasca University

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Athabasca University is Canada's premier online university and international leader in open education. AU is the first university member of the OER Foundation and pioneered the first open access university press in Canada. Professor Rory McGreal, Associate Vice President Research says "In education, we must go forward. Restrictive copyright laws can best be addressed by supporting open and collaborative approaches to the creation of learning content." Read more ...


BCcampus works to connect, collaborate and innovate - connecting institutions and educators across British Columbia's post-secondary sector. By connecting institutions and educators, BCcampus fosters a climate of collaboration where innovative new educational technologies and opportunities can thrive. Read more ...

Commonwealth of Learning

The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) is an intergovernmental organisation created by Commonwealth Heads of Government to encourage the development and sharing of open learning/distance education knowledge, resources and technologies. COL nurtured the growth of the WikiEducator Community to become an international exemplar for sustainable OER futures. COL provides financial support to the OER Foundation for the WikiEducator technical infrastructure.

Empire State College (State University of New York)

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Empire State College is one of the colleges of the State University of New York. Empire State College is a pioneer of distance education and world leader in the evolution of open and online learning. "Open institutions around the world serve millions of learners" said Dr Alan Davis, President of Empire State College "and the importance of open education resources is rapidly growing". Empire State College is a founding gold member of the OER Foundation and is collaborating with institutions around the world in building the OERu network. Read more ...

Otago Polytechnic

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Otago Polytechnic is forging an international leadership role implementing a quantum shift for sustainable education on multiple fronts through open education approaches. Otago Polytechnic is a signatory of the Cape Town Open Education Declaration, the first tertiary education institution in the world to adopt a default Creative Commons Attribution IP policy and hosts the international head-office of the OER Foundation. Read more ...


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UNESCO (Apia Office for Pacific States) has provided generous funding support for building capability and informed decision making on Open Content Licensing for educators.

University of Southern Queensland

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The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) has forged a reputation as one of Australia's leading providers of on-campus and distance education programs, with 75% of all USQ students studying by distance (online) education. "One of the most exciting recent developments is OER as seen by WikiEducator. It will change the learning process." said Prof Bill Lovegrove, Vice-Chancellor and President of USQ, on joining the OER Foundation as a founding gold member. Read more ...

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Hewlett Foundation logo.png The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has provided generous funding support for WikiEducator and the OER Foundation through a grant for core support (US$100,000) and project to improve re-usability and OER capability development for educators (US$200,000).