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All the 2021 winners: the very best of the best

All the Open Education Awards of Excellence for 2021 winners

For 10 years, Open Education Global’s Open Education Awards for Excellence has seen and acknowledged the growth and impact of Open Education and its increasing number of advocates. 2021 has been no different!

Since the end of September 2021, the winners within each award category have been announced at 2-week intervals – these categories include the awards for UNESCO OER Implementation, Open Assets, Open Practices, Open Resilience, and outstanding Open Individuals

You can find all the winners listed below – together they display an outstanding view of where Open Education is in 2021. As OE Global gears up to celebrate 10 years of celebrating and acknowledging individual and collective achievements in the exploration of open practices within Education around the world, join us in congratulating this wonderful array and diversity of effort and dedication to openness!

And the OEAward 2021 winners are…

In the Individual category:

  • Leadership Award:
    Melissa Highton at the University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
  • Educator Award:
    Orna Farrell at Dublin City University (Ireland)
  • Emerging Leader Award:
    Gino Fransman at Nelson Mandela University (South Africa)
  • Support Specialist Award:
    Werner Westermann at the Library of Congress of Chile (Chile)
  • Student Award:
    Hannah Rothmann at the University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)

In the Open Assets category…

Open Infrastructure Award

  • OpenETC from Brian Lamb (Thompson Rivers University), Grant Potter (University of Northern British Columbia), and Tannis Morgan (BCcampus) (Canada)
  • WikiFundi: a wiki platform to bridge the digital divide and teach information literacy and writing skills from Wiki In Africa (South Africa / France)
  • OERF’s digital learning ecosystem from the OER Foundation (New Zealand)

Best OER Award

Open Reuse / Remix / Adaptation Award

Open Curation or Repository Award

In the Open Practices category …

Open Pedagogy Award

Open Collaboration Award

Open Policy Award

Open Research Award

Open Innovation Award

In the Open Resilience Award category

In the UNESCO OER Implementation Award category

What’s next

We are celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Open Education Awards for Excellence on December 7th.
Join us on this journey! 

Congratulate the winners, and share your experiences with their projects, on OEG Connect!

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