Open Education Global is honored to recognize every year the newest recipients of the Open Education Awards for Excellence, whose work reflects the outstanding achievements and shared wealth of the open education community.
Celebrating the growth, diversity, and impact across the Open Education sector, this year there are four major focuses with 16 award categories in total. Each year, the awards categories grow to ensure relevance to the community and recognize the full range of open education activities, projects, resources, and practices. This year we are excited to introduce the Open Infrastructure Award highlighting the importance of a wider ecosystem that supports open education.
However, 2021 marks the 10th anniversary of the Open Education Awards for Excellence and we are planning things differently. Winners will be revealed progressively and by categories, leading to a closing celebration on December 7th, 2021.
It’s been a tradition to announce winners during the OE Global conference and this year was no exception as the first award was announced at the OEGlobal 2021 online conference.
While the awards have traditionally highlighted specific individuals, resources, and practices, on this special occasion we want to acknowledge the collective impact of the community. Together we stand for a world of openness where every open education practitioner, supporter, advocate, and enthusiast from around the world has made a difference.
With this in mind, the winners of the UNESCO OER Implementation award for the OE Award 2021 are every one of the 294 presenters at the Open Education Global 2021 online conference.
Open Education Global is honored to present the first community OE Award to all the presenters in the OE Global 2021 conference for their exemplary leadership in advancing the UNESCO OER Recommendation in their own practices.
All UNESCO OER Implementation Award 2021 winners are all listed on a dedicated page on OE Awards website. They also have been recognized in OEG Connect with a special badge they can set as a title in their user preferences (if you have not received a badge please message @OEGconnect directly!)
In the run-up to the 10 th anniversary of the Open Education Awards for Excellence, winners of the 2021 OE Awards will be revealed progressively and by categories, leading to a closing celebration on December 7th, 2021.
We will be posting announcements of the remaining awards in our usual places but also here in OEG Connect. Use this space to craft your acceptance speech, offer congratulations, ask questions of the winners, or just help us celebrate.
- Winners of the UNESCO OER Implementation award were announced on Oct 1st at the Open Education Global 2021 Conference.
- Open Assets Awards will be announced on Oct 15th.
- Open Practices Awards + Resilience Award on Oct 30.
- Individual Awards on Nov 15.
- 10th Anniversary Celebration on Dec 7th.
We invite you to connect and celebrate with us!