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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 »

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Webinar: OER World Map as a tool for scientists

For our #FirstWednesdayoftheMonth webinar in March, we welcome Jan Neumann, Project Manager of The OER World Map. Jan will talk about… yes, you guessed right, The OER World Map! The OER World Map is a directory of the global Open Education Community. Currently it provides information on persons, organisations, services, projects, events and stories. It supports… Read more »

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Webinar: The Ecology of the Open Practitioner

February 1st marks the return in 2017 of our #FirstWednesdayoftheMonth webinar series with a talk by Adrian Stagg. Adrian is currently the Manager (Open Educational Practice) for the University of Southern Queensland. His career has included over 14 years in both public and academic libraries, as well as positions as a Learning Technologist and eLearning Designer.  Adrian… Read more »

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Notes on surviving a viva

This post originally appeared on my personal blog at http://shiftandrefresh.wordpress.com. Last month, I had my viva – and passed! I have some minor corrections to do, including expanding on certain points and typos, but I was very pleased with the outcome. It’s an enormous relief when you have been worrying about it on a daily… Read more »

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Bye bye 2016, hello 2017

Whether you agree or not with me that 2016 has been a funny auld year, it’s true that we have a lot to celebrate. So here we are, a year in (brief) review. The family keeps getting bigger! There are now 48 of you lovely people doing PhD research on open education around the globe,… Read more »

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Webinar: 2016 Student Textbook and Course Material Survey

In our next #FirstWednesdayoftheMonth webinar we return to the topic of textbooks as we join colleagues from the Florida Virtual Campus. OUTLINE (Based on WCET presentation and 2016 Florida Textbook and Course Material Survey Report) The high cost of textbooks places a significant strain on the pocketbooks on many of the college and university students… 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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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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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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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 »