The OCW Consortium serves both the individuals who use OER & OCW and the institutions that make OER & OCW possible. The Consortium provides a gateway to Open Education projects for the entire Open Education Community, fostering the success of the Open Education movement and articulating its benefits. The Consortium educates general audiences about the Movement, directing potential users to resources that best suit their needs. For members, the Consortium marshals broad expertise regarding the ongoing development of open education projects, and connects its members with an even broader network of OER & open education practitioners. In other words, the OCW Consortium is an ideal meeting place for people wanting to make contributions to the development of open education worldwide. As the movement grows, the OCW Consortium will continue to expand its service offerings.
Our members enjoy the particularly strong support from the Consortium’s network of experts; enjoy opportunities for international collaborations on numerous open education projects, and benefit from international recognition and exposure of their open education projects through the Consortium’s website and through shared media exposure, both of which can direct and increase traffic to your open education projects and your organization.
Consultation: Priority Access to resources such as the OCW Toolkit, Experts Forum, and Webinars for development of projects and project personnel.
Collaboration: Administrative support and meeting space for Working Groups and Communities of Interest.
Collective Visibility: International recognition and exposure through the Consortium’s website and through shared media exposure, both of which can direct and increase traffic to your OCW site and your organization.
Sustainability: Joint international effort to insure that the open sharing of educational resources has a productive future.
We welcome membership from institutions, organizations and enterprises that support an open future for education. Join us and help us build a world with education for all!