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Webinar: Academic social networking (or why you shouldn’t delete your Academia.edu account)

To avoid what would be an unforgivable clash with OER17, we are moving April’s #FirstWednesdayofEveryMonth webinar to Tuesday April 4th! GO-GN researcher Katy Jordan, who was awarded her PhD last November, will share her work on academics’ networks. Academics are under increasing pressure to embed social media and online networking in their scholarly practices, as its use… Read more »

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Understanding your PhD as an exam

One of the cliched things that well-meaning people say to PhD students is that it’s important to remember that the PhD is ultimately an exam with specific criteria for passing.  These criteria are fairly consistent across university systems, but also include quite a lot of subjective judgement.  For instance, who decides whether a contribution is… Read more »

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#GO_GN goes to Cape Town, see you there ;) 

Reblogged post from Chrissi Nerantzi – read the full post at https://chrissinerantzi.wordpress.com/2017/01/31/go_gn-goes-to-cape-town-see-you-there/ I feel very fortunate to be a member of the Global OER Graduate Network since September 2015. Thanks to GO-GN I have connected with many fellow PhD students in open education from across the world as well as experienced and successful GO-GN scholars. Until… Read more »

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GO-GN returns to Cape Town

Some of you will remember the first GO-GN seminar in Cape Town in 2013; four years later, we return to the shores of Table Bay and gather our PhD researchers for a sixth occasion to celebrate open research and open education. If you are around to take part in OEGlobal, come and join us! 6thGOGN_Seminar_CapeTown_FINAL… Read more »