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Openness and education: a beginner’s guide

This post was written by Martin Weller. One of the things we’ve noticed as a research team attending different conferences that deal with aspects of ‘Open Education’ is that people come into it from a wide range of backgrounds. It is also quite a broad term, with many different interpretations and perspectives. This can make… Read more »

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An Unexpected Journey: How A Dissertation Changed a Life

Every time I’ve asked a colleague from the open education community to share their work and their experience in one of our webinars, their response has always been an enthusiastic ‘Yes!’. We are all grateful for their time, their generosity, their knowledge, their willingness to help others, and so much else. TJ Bliss is no… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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2018 GO-GN AWARDS FOR BEST PAPER AND BEST OPEN RESEARCH

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 »