Top global awards given for Open Education Excellence

The Open University has been chosen for a clutch of top awards, for its innovation and open education learning, both internationally and in the UK.


The OU was named winner in four categories in the highly-competitive 2016 Awards for Open Education Excellence, presenting accolades for excellence to websites, courses and projects across the world in the field of open education.


The awards for increasing access to high quality education for everyone were:


  • TESS-India – Teacher Development Resources
  • Creative Innovation Award – Badged Open Courses
  • Open Research Award – Open World Learning
  • Open MOOC Award – Learning to (Re) Use Open Educational Resources


The awards were made by the Institute of Open Education Awards Committee, populated by educators and open education advocates from around the world, which reviewed and selected the winners. Above all, the institute chose examples of sites, projects or resources “committed to increasing access to high quality education for everyone”.


Professor Hazel Rymer, Acting Pro Vice-Chancellor, Learning, Teaching & Innovation said: “The OU is leading the field as a provider of creative, open learning both in the UK and on a global stage. These awards illustrate the innovation and breadth of learning offered to all by the OU.”