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Life after the doctorate: Panel at the 2017 Cape Town seminar

In the afternoon of our second day at the 2017 GO-GN seminar in Cape Town, our group turned to address the ideas I brought up in my GO-GN blog post last fall about post-PhD careers in open education. I opened the session by refreshing everyone about the post, and then turned to our panel from the OER… Read more »

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Are we Tuko Pamoja (together) in the need for better ideas synthesis tools?

What an incredibly productive time I had in Cape Town recently. Thanks so much to organisers and colleagues. It was great to be in such supportive and inspirational company working to improve the quality of ideas in my PhD at both the GO-GN workshops and OEGlobal conference. Tuko Pamoja indeed, I feel refreshed by the collegiality… Read more »

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#GO_GN goes to Cape Town, see you there ;) 

Reblogged post from Chrissi Nerantzi – read the full post at https://chrissinerantzi.wordpress.com/2017/01/31/go_gn-goes-to-cape-town-see-you-there/ I feel very fortunate to be a member of the Global OER Graduate Network since September 2015. Thanks to GO-GN I have connected with many fellow PhD students in open education from across the world as well as experienced and successful GO-GN scholars. Until… Read more »

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OERs and accessibility

Educational technologies have evolved in recent decades, but little attention has been given to ensure that the learning software can survive the rapidly technological changes. ICT (Information and Communications Technology) development has been incorporated into the educational methodologies, changes have occurred abruptly and today, new generations experience a completely different teaching methodology with a full… Read more »

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Webinar: Shironica Karunanayaka

We are pleased to announce our next webinar speaker.  Shironica P. Karunanayaka is a Professor in Educational Technology at the Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL). She was the Dean of the Faculty of Education from 2012 to 2015, and the Head of the Department of Secondary and Tertiary Education from 2006 to 2012. She has been… Read more »

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Hear from our researchers

Interested in finding out more about GO-GN Global OER Graduate Network? Watch to hear more from members about what the network aims to achieve and the positive impact participation has had on their own PhD research in open education. Featured image: https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7240/7304043550_ee9d62e937_b.jpg

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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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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 »

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JRODel Call for Papers – Open and Special Issues

A publication opportunity that may be of interest to GO-GN members is offered by African Virtual University in the form of a new journal (see the call below.)  Doctoral students are also likely to be interested in the ODeL framework as an approach to organising research inquiry. The newly launched Journal of Research in Open, Distance… Read more »