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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 »

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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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The Open Research Agenda

Tomorrow afternoon we will conduct a webinar to discuss the results of an OER Hub research consultation exercise.  What follows below is a summary of the latest data that has been received, and is reproduced from OER Hub so that participants can easily find it. You can read more about the background to the consultation… Read more »

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Fast, ahead and direct: The benefit of participation in open scholars’ networks

Networking has been one of the enabler of 21st century competence emphasized at the Global Open Education conference held in Krakow in April 2016. Many tended to argue that the university is the place those networks are develop. While this argument may be partially true, I will discuss the benefit of move(ing) beyond university boarders… Read more »