We are happy to invite nominations for the 2018 GO-GN Awards for Best Open Education Research Paper and Best Open Research Practice. To be eligible to receive the Award for Best Open Education Research Paper you must be: (1) a PhD student member or alumni of GO-GN, and (2) either a single author, co-author with… Read more »

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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

Sign reading 'Come in, we are open' in many languages


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 »

  • Webinar: MOOCs, community orientation and reclaiming the social justice agenda

    At OER17 in London earlier this year Laura Czerniewicz and Sukaina Walji gave a presentation on MOOCs, social justice and openness, and I immediately thought ‘GO-GN folk need to hear this’. Invitation issued and accepted. Our #FirstWednesdayofEveryMonth webinar in October comes with stories of impact from the Global South. MOOCs, community orientation and reclaiming the social… Read more »

  • Looking back…

    Note, this post was first shared via Sue’s blog and Chrissi’s blog Thank you Santanu Vasant (@santanuvasant) for bringing #HEblogswap to life. It is a great way to share and connect experiences among practitioners. Doing something in tandem with Sue Watling (@suewatling) came to my mind as soon as I received the information. Sue’s post can… Read more »

  • Webinar: Teachers’ Experience of Professional Learning through Open Education

    We are back! You barely had a chance to miss your favourite webinar of the month, didn’t you?  On September 6th we resume our #FirstWednesdayofEveryMonth webinar series, and we couldn’t do it more happily than hosting fellow GO-GN member and PhD researcher Penny Bentley. Abstract The Australian Government aims to increase student engagement and achievement… Read more »

  • Webinar: Barriers to OER in Indian Higher Education

    Next in our series of #FirstWednesdayofEveryMonth webinars, we host Dr Sanjaya Mishra, Education Specialist: eLearning at the Commonwealth of Learning (COL). Dr Mishra has recently published Promoting Use and Contribution of Open Educational Resources, and will be presenting some of his research in the context of HE in India. Abstract In order to mainstream adoption of open… Read more »

  • Open Ed publishing: ideas shared

    A few weeks ago a bunch of GO-GNer’s braved the time difference and webinar chatted about Open Education publishing opportunities. We all favoured Open Access journals on principle, but also noted that sometimes this means we tend to publish in a somewhat narrow set of journals – so we risk preaching to only the converted…. Read more »

  • Webinar: Opening up education in South Mediterranean countries

    On June 7th GO-GN will host Cristina Stefanelli (Mediterranean Universities Union, Italy), Rania Qazim (Center for Continuing Education, Birzeit University, Palestine), Daniel Villar-Onrubia (Coventry University, UK) and other colleagues to talk about OpenMed, one of the most important initiatives to date to expand the reach of OER and OEP.  Abstract In the South-Mediterranean countries the demand of Higher… Read more »

  • The Cape town conversations in action

    Webinar conversation: best places to publish our Open Ed research?

    Join this webinar conversation and find out from peers and well published experts how they rate the various publishing avenues. Webinar conversation: June 1st, 10 am London, 7 pm Melbourne (Australia) Recording available athttp://go-gn.net/gogn/webinar-conversation-best-places-to-publish-our-open-ed-research/ Hi GO-GNers! At the March GO-GN workshops in Cape Town, I committed to running a series of webinars just so we… Read more »

  • Webinar: Why Open Educational Resources are essential for learning

    You couldn’t possibly welcome the arrival of May (the month, not Theresa) in a better way than joining Prof. Rory McGreal, UNESCO/Commonwealth of Learning Chair in OER at Athabasca University, at our next #firstWednesdayofthemonth webinar. Rory has been a member of GO-GN since its very beginning, and we are grateful that he is happy to share some… Read more »

  • Life after the doctorate: Panel at the 2017 Cape Town seminar

    In the afternoon of our second day at the 2017 GO-GN seminar in Cape Town, our group turned to address the ideas I brought up in my GO-GN blog post last fall about post-PhD careers in open education. I opened the session by refreshing everyone about the post, and then turned to our panel from the OER… Read more »

  • Are we Tuko Pamoja (together) in the need for better ideas synthesis tools?

    What an incredibly productive time I had in Cape Town recently. Thanks so much to organisers and colleagues. It was great to be in such supportive and inspirational company working to improve the quality of ideas in my PhD at both the GO-GN workshops and OEGlobal conference. Tuko Pamoja indeed, I feel refreshed by the collegiality… Read more »

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