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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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    Resources: Thesis Whisperer

    I just saw this website and thought it was worth sharing with the GO-GN community. https://thesiswhisperer.com This is a (CC-BY) blog which draws together a lot of resources for PhD student and personal testimony from doctoral candidates.  There are regular posts going back to 2010 and the comments suggest that there is a large community… Read more »

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    Sustainability and Open Ed Research: The question of post-PhD careers in Open Education

    A few days ago I attended the first workshop at my university’s School of Education hosted by our new Associate Dean of Research. The topic was “Building a Foundation for a Program of Research: Navigating the Complexities”. The hour and a half long session moved through four overarching steps, but started with an exercise that did a… Read more »

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    Webinar: The Self as an Open Educational Resource

    We are delighted to announce that Maha Bali and Suzan Koseoglu will join us at our next #FirstWednesdayoftheMonth webinar to talk about ‘The Self as an Open Educational Resource’. OUTLINE (based on OER16 presentation and Prof Hacker Article) Most discourse on Open Educational Resources (OER) focus on open educational materials and tools, such as course… Read more »

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    Resources: Writing for Research

    Writing for Research is a blog that draws together resources intended to help with the process of writing and publishing research.  There’s a lot of useful stuff on there.  Here’s a sample of some of the recent entries to provide a flavour: Structuring and writing academic papers – this was the entry that caught my… Read more »

  • OERs and accessibility

    Educational technologies have evolved in recent decades, but little attention has been given to ensure that the learning software can survive the rapidly technological changes. ICT (Information and Communications Technology) development has been incorporated into the educational methodologies, changes have occurred abruptly and today, new generations experience a completely different teaching methodology with a full… Read more »

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    Writing a PhD in Open Education

    This post was written by Dr Kati Clements and originally published on the Open Education Working Group blog.   Thinking of doing a PhD in Open Education? Sounds like a good idea, yes? Well, I guess I could tell you some stories. In my case, I started my PhD, working in a EU funded project… 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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