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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 »

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@GOGN_OER Days in Krakow, Poland 10-11 April 2016

Day 1 of our GO-GN event arrived! It all started with a lively icebreaker. It really was a lovely way to help us start talking with others and spot connections and specific interest hot spots, personal and research ones. I had the opportunity to chat with Beck Pitt who I knew through her open courses… Read more »

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I opened, OpenEd, an opening

What a trip. I mean that in not just the literal sense, a trip across the Atlantic Ocean is something I haven’t done in over 12 years. I also mean a trip in the jocular sense of a psychedelic experience. The LSD experiments of the 1950s and 60s revealed profound shifts in consciousness for participants, and although… Read more »