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Interested in finding out more about GO-GN Global OER Graduate Network? Watch to hear more from members about what the network aims to achieve and the positive impact participation has had on their own PhD research in open education. Featured image: https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7240/7304043550_ee9d62e937_b.jpg

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About GO-GN The Global OER Graduate network is a global network of PhD students involved in projects, policy development and implementation strategies on open educational resources (OER).  At the core of the network are doctoral students whose research projects include a focus on openness in education through, for example, OER, MOOC, open data, open licensing and… Read more »

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    Webinar: Shironica Karunanayaka

    We are pleased to announce our next webinar speaker.  Shironica P. Karunanayaka is a Professor in Educational Technology at the Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL). She was the Dean of the Faculty of Education from 2012 to 2015, and the Head of the Department of Secondary and Tertiary Education from 2006 to 2012. She has been… Read more »

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    Academics’ ultimate concerns explain motivation for sharing OER

    Dr Glenda Cox (right) with her supervisor, A/Prof Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams on her graduation day (photo credit Glenda Cox). Sukaina Walji, ROER4D Communications Advisor spoke to Dr Glenda Cox, Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, at the University of Cape Town (UCT) about her recently submitted PhD thesis ‘Explaining the relations… Read more »

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    Infographic: GO-GN at a glance!

    At the beginning of July, GO-GN researcher Igor Lesko got in touch with an offer I couldn’t refuse: would I be interested in working together on producing an infographic to highlight GO-GN in the next edition of Open Education News? Of course! A handful of emails later to discuss content and looks, behold the product… Read more »

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    Webinar: Rajiv Jhangiani

    We’re pleased to announce that the next webinar in our ‘first-Wednesday-of-the-month’ will be given by Rajiv Jhangiani, a prominent researcher and advocate of OER.  Rajiv is a psychologist who has particular interests around conflict resolution and political psychology.  Since 2013 he has been involved in OER advocacy at a range of institutions across Canada including Kwantlen… Read more »

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    The Open Research Agenda

    Tomorrow afternoon we will conduct a webinar to discuss the results of an OER Hub research consultation exercise.  What follows below is a summary of the latest data that has been received, and is reproduced from OER Hub so that participants can easily find it. You can read more about the background to the consultation… Read more »

  • Fast, ahead and direct: The benefit of participation in open scholars’ networks

    Networking has been one of the enabler of 21st century competence emphasized at the Global Open Education conference held in Krakow in April 2016. Many tended to argue that the university is the place those networks are develop. While this argument may be partially true, I will discuss the benefit of move(ing) beyond university boarders… Read more »

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    Webinar: The Open Research Agenda

    This month’s webinar will focus on results from an ongoing consultation exercise being held by OER Hub this year to gather information and perspectives on priorities in open education research.  GO-GN members present in Krakow, Poland last month for Open Education Global 2016 may have attended the inaugural workshop, which presented some of the results of… Read more »

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    “Openness is the absence of restrictions, so ultimately about freedom” Rob Farrow #OEGlobal #go_gn

    The above phrase by Rob @philosopher1978 stayed with me… such simple words that mean so so much! This is why we need philosophers!!! It was the first time I experienced the Open Education Global conference and it was truly fascinating to find out about open ed projects that were happening in different parts of the… Read more »

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    @GOGN_OER Days in Krakow, Poland 10-11 April 2016

    Day 1 of our GO-GN event arrived! It all started with a lively icebreaker. It really was a lovely way to help us start talking with others and spot connections and specific interest hot spots, personal and research ones. I had the opportunity to chat with Beck Pitt who I knew through her open courses… Read more »

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    I opened, OpenEd, an opening

    What a trip. I mean that in not just the literal sense, a trip across the Atlantic Ocean is something I haven’t done in over 12 years. I also mean a trip in the jocular sense of a psychedelic experience. The LSD experiments of the 1950s and 60s revealed profound shifts in consciousness for participants, and although… Read more »

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