OEC Welcomes New Board Members!

By: Open Education Consortium
CONCORD, Mass. - March 20, 2019 - PRLog -- The Open Education Consortium (OEC) Board election and voting process is now over and the results are in. Candidates were selected through member votes and this year 97 of our Open Education Consortium member organizations voted. The election results are as follows:

Votes: 75, Hsu-Tien (Marian) Wan (Taiwan)
Votes: 70, Alexis Clifton (USA)
Votes: 68, Som Naidu (Fiji)
Votes: 61, Constance Blomgren (Canada)
Votes: 57, Melissa Layne (USA)

Votes: 53, Peter Smith (USA)
Votes: 52, Martin Dougiamas (Australia)
Votes: 49, Davor Orlic (Slovenia)

The top five are elected and will join with the other eight Board members already in place.   Based on these results seven of the thirteen Board members are women with one still to be appointed and the regional composition of the new Board is: France (1), Netherlands (1), Fiji (1),  Australia (1), Canada (3, 1 non-voting), USA (2), Taiwan (1), Japan (1), Nigeria (1), and TBD to be appointed (1).

Special thanks to everyone who ran for election and a big welcome to all the new Board members.

To those Board members whose term is up, we extend a deep appreciation for your invaluable input into guiding the Open Education Consortium forward.

About the Open Education Consortium

The Open Education Consortium (OEC) is a non-profit, global, members-based network of open education institutions and organizations. OEC represents its members and provides advocacy and leadership around advancement of open education globally. OEC works with its members to build capacity to find, reuse, create and share Open Educational Resources (OER), develop open policy, create sustainable open education models, and enable international collaboration and innovation. OEC annually coordinates and hosts Open Education Week, the Open Education Global conference, and Open Education Awards for Excellence. Collectively these efforts aim to bring high quality, inclusive education to all learners around the world.

Susan Huggins, Communications Director
Open Education Consortium
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