SPARC Europe is indebted to those who made it possible to bring together Europe’s Open Education Champions.
We would like to thank some of SPARC Europe members and their engaged colleagues, as well as the champion practitioners, pedagogical experts, students and administrators from nine countries so far.
Participating academic libraries (in alphabetical order)
The following persons deserve special thanks for their commitment to this project by sharing their experiences and champion’s stories with the broader Open Education community:
- Celine Peignen, AIT Library / An Leabherlann, Athlone Institute of Technology (now Technological University of the Shannon, TUS), Ireland
- Gaby Lutgens, Maastricht University Library, Netherlands
- Marjan Groenouwe, Universiteitsbibliotheek Utrecht, Netherlands
- Kamila Kokut-Kanikuła, Biblioteka Politechniki Gdańskiej, Poland
- Kristopher Meen, NUI Galway Library, Ireland
- Nick Sheppard, University of Leeds Library, UK
- Monique Schoutsen, Radboud University Library, Netherlands
Special appreciation goes out to Kristopher Meen, who was project lead.
Champions from European academic institutions (in alphabetical order)
Europe’s Open Education Champions contains the stories/accounts and views of Open Education leaders from nine countries with scholars from a range of disciplines and at various stages of their careers. They are dedicating their time to opening access to education to differing extents, be this personally, in their institutions, within their communities, countries or Europe. Their stories show similar strong motivations as well as distinct convictions that result in inspiring reading.
We would like to thank the practitioners, pedagogical experts, students and administrators who spent their time sharing their views, visions and ideas on how to bring more Open Access to Europe’s research with the international Open Access community via this project. We would particularly like to thank:
- Giulia Boggiali, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
- Catherine Cronin, National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning, Ireland
- Jacques Dang, L’Université Numérique, France
- Dr Melissa Highton, University of Edinburgh, UK
- Prof Marcelo Fabián Maina, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain
- Antonio Martinez-Arboleda, University of Leeds, UK
- Dr Chrissi Nerantzi, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
- Prof Marc van Oostendorp, Radboud Universiteit, Netherlands
- Prof Ebba Ossiannilsson, International Council for Open and Distance Education, Sweden
- Ass Prof Costas Papadopoulos, Maastricht University, Netherlands
- Ana Moura Santos, Técnico Lisboa, Portugal
- Prof Robert Schuwer, Fontys University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
- Kamil Śliwowski, Consultant, Educator, and Lecturer in Warszawa, Poland
Our sincere thanks!
If you have a champion that is not yet included and they are doing inspiring and important work, please let us know!
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