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Webinar: Who should have a voice in research? Exploring synergies between open and engaged research practices

For the next webinar, we are delighted to host the Open University’s Professor Rick Holliman as the next speaker. Rick is an expert in open science and public engagement and leads the OU’s work on engaging research.  Join us on Wednesday 7th November, 4pm GMT, if you can. Rick has written a brief background to his talk, as follows:… Read more »

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Webinar: There is life after the PhD! At least for a phenomenographer…

For the next webinar, we are delighted to host our very own Dr Chrissi Nerantzi as the next speaker. Many of you will know Chrissi, she has been one of our most active and enthusiastic GO-GN scholars. She is a model of open practice, and was the recipient of the first GO-GN award for open practice…. Read more »

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K-12 Open Learning: An Overview and Dialogue

For many of us, September is back to school time, right? Aaaah those early mornings, school runs, lunch boxes, homework, after-school routines… ok, I’m making it all up, but this is true: we haven’t talked about OER in schools since Penny’s webinar exactly one year ago. To put things right and start at the beginning, we are… Read more »

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Webinar: Open Distance and eLearning policy development and subsequent OEP

Before we take a break in August, it is an honour to host Dr Bernard Nkuyubwatsi, Professor of Education, Open and eLearning at Euclid University, as our next webinar speaker. Bernard was one of the first GO-GN researchers to graduate; when I looked again at his membership application from years ago I noticed he said he wanted… Read more »

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Open for the Public: Pedagogies Towards the Commons

When the sun shines outside, you probably need a double good reason to come indoors, switch on your machine and join a webinar. Well, on June 6th I’m not giving you a double good reason, I’m giving you the one and only reason you will want to connect to the internet: Robin DeRosa! Yabadabadoo! Open… 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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Webinar: OER for collaborative learning

To celebrate December and the last of our #FirstWednesdayofEveryMonth webinars this year, we have asked Prof Rory McGreal to return to our screens, after the technological mishaps of last May. Rory is the UNESCO/Commonwealth of Learning Chairholder in Open Educational Resources, and professor in the Centre for Distance Education at Athabasca University – Canada’s Open… Read more »

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An Unexpected Journey: How A Dissertation Changed a Life

Every time I’ve asked a colleague from the open education community to share their work and their experience in one of our webinars, their response has always been an enthusiastic ‘Yes!’. We are all grateful for their time, their generosity, their knowledge, their willingness to help others, and so much else. TJ Bliss is no… Read more »