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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 »

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Webinar: MOOCs, community orientation and reclaiming the social justice agenda

At OER17 in London earlier this year Laura Czerniewicz and Sukaina Walji gave a presentation on MOOCs, social justice and openness, and I immediately thought ‘GO-GN folk need to hear this’. Invitation issued and accepted. Our #FirstWednesdayofEveryMonth webinar in October comes with stories of impact from the Global South. MOOCs, community orientation and reclaiming the social… Read more »

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Webinar: Teachers’ Experience of Professional Learning through Open Education

We are back! You barely had a chance to miss your favourite webinar of the month, didn’t you?  On September 6th we resume our #FirstWednesdayofEveryMonth webinar series, and we couldn’t do it more happily than hosting fellow GO-GN member and PhD researcher Penny Bentley. Abstract The Australian Government aims to increase student engagement and achievement… Read more »

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Webinar: Barriers to OER in Indian Higher Education

Next in our series of #FirstWednesdayofEveryMonth webinars, we host Dr Sanjaya Mishra, Education Specialist: eLearning at the Commonwealth of Learning (COL). Dr Mishra has recently published Promoting Use and Contribution of Open Educational Resources, and will be presenting some of his research in the context of HE in India. Abstract In order to mainstream adoption of open… Read more »