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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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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Webinar: Policy Recommendations on Open Education in Europe

At the beginning of this year the European Commission released the report Going Open: Policy Recommendations on Open Education in Europe (OpenEdu Policies). Andreia Inamorato dos Santos, Scientific Officer at the EU Science Hub, has kindly accepted our invitation to talk about it at this month’s webinar. Here you have the details. Abstract Open education… Read more »

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How to Get Published in a Reputable Journal: Strategies and Advice

For this month’s webinar we’ve asked Dianne Conrad, co-editor of IRRODL, to share her vast wisdom on the art (or is it science?) of getting published.  Dianne’s talk will cover some of the questions that are surely on your young researcher minds: Why publish? How should I start? Where should I publish? What is a predatory… Read more »

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Webinar: Tensions concerning personal open designs and closed artefacts in HE

We begin our #firstWednesdayofeverymonth webinar series in 2018 hosting one of our awesome PhD researchers, Caroline Kuhn. Here is a brief abstract of her talk. A consideration of tensions concerning personal open designs and institutional closed artefacts in a Higher Education Institution Our knowledge only captures a small part of a deeper and vaster reality,… Read more »

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Independent beer for Xmas, independent Open Ed for 2018?

The decision of what beer to buy for our upcoming Christmas celebrations was particularly fraught this year. The “craft” beer on sale at the local liquor store turned out to be just another thing from the world’s biggest brewer. Who, incidentally hasn’t paid any tax in this country in many recent years. I would really… Read more »

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Steps in Becoming an Open Practitioner

[This post was written by Carina Bossu, Lecturer Learning and Teaching (OEP), University of Tasmania, and first published on ASCILITE’s blog TELall.]   This is my first official blog post, which is exciting and a little scary at the same time. I was invited to contribute to the TELall blog as part of being an ASCILITE Fellow, which is… Read more »