Connections & Networking

At its heart, the Open Education Network is a diverse community of engaged, supportive professionals who are working together to transform higher education. We facilitate creative, reciprocal connections so that together you can collaborate, share, and support one another’s efforts. We invite you to experience the positive impact our network offers. You can choose from a variety of ways to connect: 

Community of Practice

As a member of our community of practice, you are welcome to ask questions, share successes and challenges, and explore ways to build and sustain open education programs in our active Google Group. With members in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and the U.K., our network invites you to brainstorm with helpful and accomplished colleagues at institutions around the globe.

Who are our members?

Colleague Connector Program

The Colleague Connector Program pairs you with a colleague who shares similar goals and challenges. Expand your network and build support in a one-on-one relationship.

Read more about the Colleague Connector Program.

NICE Forum

If you’re a consortium or state system leader who wants to connect with others about recommended practices, then our Nourishing Inter-Consortial Collaborative Excellence (NICE) Forum is for you. Join a monthly drop-in meeting to explore ideas about how to best scale and sustain open education initiatives at the consortial level.

Learn about the NICE Forum.

Committees & Groups

As a member-driven organization, we offer you ongoing opportunities to serve on ad hoc and standing committees and groups. We rely on you and your leadership to ensure that our initiatives effectively address higher education's needs.

See who’s leading the way.

Community Conversations

Community Conversations offer a meaningful way for you to engage with fellow members and feel the support of our community around you as you advance open education. Each virtual event features community-identified topics of interest, and serves as a space to connect, ask questions and share knowledge with your Open Education Network colleagues.

Members, check the Community Hub Events Calendar and join the conversation.

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