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Open Education Resources (OER): Associations

An OER guide for CDU staff and students

Open education associations


File:Working Together Teamwork Puzzle Concept.jpg - Wikimedia CommonsAustralasian Open Access Strategy Group (AOASG)

AOASG advocates to make Australian research open and FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable).

Australasian Open Educational Practice Special Interest Group (OEPSIG)

OEPSIG is a practitioner-facilitated community designed to bring open educators (primarily those in higher education) together to explore issues of common interest, collaborate on shared projects, undertake research, and advocate for the place of OEP in national learning and teaching discussions, strategy and policy.

International Council for Open and Distance Education 

ICDE is a global association with a history for promoting inclusive, affordable, access to quality education. As a global community they are leader and professionals in the area of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning (OFDL). Founded in 1938, the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) is partly funded by a grant from the Government of Norway and has been generously hosted in Oslo since 1988.

OER Dynamic Coalition

Created by UNESCO in 2020, the vision of the OER Dynamic Coalition is to expand and consolidate commitments to actions in the area of OER, and to promote and reinforce international cooperation among all relevant stakeholders. The principles of gender equality, geographic distribution, and open and accessible participation for all stakeholders to contribute ideas, knowledge and information are guiding principles of this Coalition.

Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia 

ODLAA is a professional association for teachers, developers, researchers, consultants and administrators from Australia and overseas involved in open and distance learning.

Open Education Global (OE Global)

OE Global is a member-based, non-profit organisation supporting the development and use of open education around the world. Its focus is on new forms of open education enabled by digital technology, the Internet, and cultures of sharing.

OpenEducation Special Interest Group (OpenEd SIG)

Established in 2012, OpenEd SIG aims to support, develop, sustain and influence policy in open education. It focuses on connecting open communities of practice through webinars, social media and other related activities.

                                                                                                  News Headlines Newsletter - Free image on Pixabay

The OER Digest is your bi-weekly newsletter for open education updates, opportunities, and reminders. 


A site featuring the latest news in the OER world from the International Council of Open and Distance Education.

Open Education Consortium - In the News

News coverage of the Open Education movement from around the world.

Facebook Groups

Creative Commons

Global OER Graduate Network - GO-GN

OER Facebook page

Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia (ODLAA)

Open Educational Practices - OPAL Consultative Group

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