The OEG News and Updates are spontaneous announcements that may be of interest to the open education community.

OEG Board Nominations are Open for 2020 – 2022 Positions

Open Education Global (OEG) is seeking nominees for the organization’s board of directors – both self-nominations and nominations of your colleagues are enthusiastically welcomed. Nominees must be members of OE Global.

Being a board member gives you the opportunity to expand your professional network and provide strategic input into development of open education globally.

OEG board members elected this year will serve a two-year term beginning in May 2020. The board meets four times per year, twice virtually and twice in-person. One of the in-person Board meetings takes place in conjunction with the OE Global annual conference which Board members are expected to attend. The board member’s institution is expected to cover the cost of time and travel associated with performing duties as an OE Global Board member.

The OEG board consists of up to 13 members who rotate and share responsibilities related to:

  • Leadership and input into the mission, purpose, and strategic direction of OEG
  • Securing funding and long term sustainable financial resources for OEG
  • Advocating for and promoting OEG and its mission
  • Growing and diversifying OEG membership
  • Governance and monitoring of legal, financial and regulatory requirements
  • Participating in OEG events
  • Supporting and collaborating with OEG staff

Open Education Global desires a strong, internationally diverse Board of Directors. Nominees from all regions of the world are welcome. This year, we particularly welcome nominations from Central/South America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Europe with experience in fundraising and sustainability, membership growth and engagement, events and services, and operations including legal & finance.

We would like to thank and recognize the five board members whose terms are expiring:

Sophie Touzé, Open Education France, France
Willem van Valkenburg, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
Katsusuke Shigeta, Hokkaido University, Japan
Lena Patterson, eCampusOntario, Canada
Jane-Frances Obiageli Agbu, National Open University of Nigeria, Nigeria

Nomination Guidelines

  • Submit nominations by 4 March 2020.
  • The nominee must be from a member institution.
  • Nominees must be willing to serve a 2-year term beginning May 2020.
  • Self-nominations are welcomed and encouraged.

Upon receipt of a nomination, a member of the Nominating Committee will contact the nominee to verify their interest in serving on the board and to answer any questions. The nominee will then be asked to submit a resume, and will have a short telephone interview with members of the Nominating Committee.

Questions about the nominating process or duties/time commitment of a board member? Please contact

Candidate submissions are due by 4 March 2020 12:00 UCT.

We have changed our name: Open Education Consortium is now OPEN EDUCATION GLOBAL

We are excited to announce important news regarding the evolution of the Open Education Consortium; we have changed our name to Open Education Global. In communication, we sometimes shorten this to OE Global or use the acronym OEG. Along with this name change, we have a new URL: This name change strengthens our role in […]

OE Global 2021 & 2022 Conference Location Proposal

Thank you for your interest in hosting the Open Education Global Conference. Planning a global conference is a long and intensive process, and thus applications for hosting are taken well in advance. The Open Education Global Conference is the annual opportunity for researchers, practitioners, policy makers and educators to deeply explore open education and its […]

OEG Announces a New Board Member

The Open Education Global is pleased to announce the addition of a new board member, Catherine M. Casserly.  The Board of Directors of the Open Education Global provides strategic direction and fiscal oversight to the organization and is composed of elected representatives from member institutions and organizations. As founder and president of Casserly Consulting & Coaching, […]