2019 Fred Mulder Awards for Best Paper and Best Open Research

At the ceremony to celebrate the winners of the first edition of the GO-GN Awards in Delft last April, it was announced that from now on the awards will be known as the Fred Mulder Awards, in honour of Fred Mulder, founding father of GO-GN and a truly extraordinary man. And so it goes that… Read more »

Hear from our researchers

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.   GO-GN PhD researchers are spread all over the world. Check this map to find out… Read more »

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 »

  • K-12 Open Learning: An Overview and Dialogue

    For many of us, September is back to school time, right? Aaaah those early mornings, school runs, lunch boxes, homework, after-school routines… ok, I’m making it all up, but this is true: we haven’t talked about OER in schools since Penny’s webinar exactly one year ago. To put things right and start at the beginning, we are… Read more »

  • Webinar: Open Distance and eLearning policy development and subsequent OEP

    Before we take a break in August, it is an honour to host Dr Bernard Nkuyubwatsi, Professor of Education, Open and eLearning at Euclid University, as our next webinar speaker. Bernard was one of the first GO-GN researchers to graduate; when I looked again at his membership application from years ago I noticed he said he wanted… Read more »

  • Look back and wonder

    It is normally around this time of the year that we look back to take stock of our activities and write an official report to our funders, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. There is the formality of looking at what we promised we would do with the spondulicks and assess how far we have… Read more »

  • Unearthing the secret world – The GO-GN Delft seminar

    This post was written by Adrian Stagg, @openKuroko “Everybody has a secret world inside of them. I mean everybody. All of the people in the whole world, I mean everybody — no matter how dull and boring they are on the outside. Inside them they’ve all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds… Not just… Read more »

  • Open for the Public: Pedagogies Towards the Commons

    When the sun shines outside, you probably need a double good reason to come indoors, switch on your machine and join a webinar. Well, on June 6th I’m not giving you a double good reason, I’m giving you the one and only reason you will want to connect to the internet: Robin DeRosa! Yabadabadoo! Open… Read more »

  • The GO-GN Seminar and OE Global Conference 2018: Reflections and Experiences

    This post was written by Viviane Vladimirschi and first published on her blog on May 10th, 2018.   Yay, I became a Dr and now what? First off,  I would like to note that I have been extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to attend three GO-GN Seminars and three OE Global Conferences to this date. This… Read more »

  • What happened when we put 14 PhD researchers inside an IKEA hotel

    After Cape Town in 2013 and 2017, Ljubljana and Washington in 2014, Banff in 2015 and Kraków in 2016, in April 2018 fourteen GO-GN researchers, the OERHub team and a handful of GO-GN family members gathered in The Netherlands for the 7th GO-GN Seminar. This is the story of two days (in an IKEA hotel)… Read more »

  • Reflecting on #OEGlobal18 and GO-GN’s seminar

    This post was written by PhD researcher Natascha Chtena, University of California, Los Angeles.   After a hectic week of catching up my work, I’ve finally had some time to reflect on what an amazing experience OE Global 2018 and the preceding workshop with the GO-GN family have been. The 2-day GO-GN workshop took place right… Read more »

  • 2018 GO-GN Award Winners

    We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2018 GO-GN Awards for Best Open Education Research Paper and Best Open Research Practice, recognising the tremendous work of GO-GN members researching open education and being open practitioners. The Award for Best Open Education Research Paper goes to Glenda Cox for ‘Institutional Culture and OER Policy: How Structure,… Read more »

  • Ding dinge dong, to Delft we go!

    Remember 1975? No? Let me see what I can do … Yes, 1975 was the last time The Netherlands won the Eurovision song contest –cringe, crash, scream! A year later the festival took place in The Hague. In 2018 though, it is not a music event our Dutch friends are hosting but the most important… Read more »

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