Christian M. Stracke appointed as ICDE Chair in OER

The International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) has appointed Christian M. Stracke as ICDE Chair in Open Educational Resources (OER). “This appointment from such a leading international association is a great honour which I am delighted to accept in recognition of my activities and achievements for Open Education”, says Christian who has been working as Associate Professor for Open Education in the Open University’s Welten Institute for the past 2 years.

Throughout his career, Christian M. Stracke has started many successful international projects to open up education and to facilitate and improve the application and impact of Open Education. The main focus of his work is on the quality of Open Education. He set-up and coordinates MOOQ, a European Alliance for the Quality of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) which aims to foster and improve the quality in Open Learning and Education particularly in MOOCs leading to a new era of learning experiences. Its main outcome will be to establish a Quality Reference Framework (QRF) for MOOCs in close collaboration with a range of interested parties worldwide.

Christian is looking forward to exploring new opportunities in his new role as one of the 8 International ICDE chairs in OER and says that he is already planning “new initiatives for Open Education policies and OER authoring systems in close cooperation with ICDE”.

About ICDE: The International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) is the leading global membership organization for online, open, flexible and technology enhanced education, and draws its membership from institutions, educational authorities, commercial actors, and individuals. This year 2017, ICDE has appointed two new ICDE Chairs in OER, Dr. Christian M. Stracke from the Open University of the Netherlands and Dr. Jane-Frances Obiageli Agbu from the National Open University of Nigeria, to sum up to eight international ICDE Chairs in OER in total. All ICDE Chairs in OER are available here.


Dr. Christian M. Stracke

Associate Professor for Open Education and Innovation

ICDE Chair in OER

Open University of the Netherlands (OUNL)