We host a monthly webinar on the first Wednesday of every month, where PhD candidates and established researchers present and discuss their work. All webinars are recorded and released under a CC BY license.

If you would like to be our next speaker, please get in touch at GO-GN [at] open.ac.uk

Here are recordings of our webinars so far:



21st April, GO-GN-ers do a VConnecting session from Delft, The Netherlands.

21st March – Dianne Conrad, co-editor of IRRODL shares advice on How to Get Published in a Reputable Journal.

8th February – Caroline Kuhn presents some of her PhD work as she considers Tensions concerning personal open designs and institutional closed artefacts in a Higher Education Institution.


6th December – Rory McGreal talks about OER for collaborative learning.

1st November – TJ Bliss takes you on An Unexpected Journey: How A Dissertation Changed a Life.

4th October – Laura Czerniewicz and Sukaina Walji discuss MOOCs, community orientation and reclaiming the social justice agenda – insights from a South African university’s MOOC initiative.

6th September – Penny Bentley shares her PhD research on Teachers’ Experience of Professional Learning through Open Education.

5th July – Dr Sanjaya Mishra (COL) presents his research on the barriers to OER in Indian HE, as perceived by teachers.

7th June – Cristina Stefanelli, Rania Qazim and Daniel Villar-Onrubia talk about the OpenMed Project.

1st June – Sarah Lambert, Martin Weller, Carina Bossu and other GO-GN members informally chat about publishing open education research.

4th April – Katy Jordan on academic social networking (or why you shouldn’t delete your Academia.edu account).

1st March – Jan Neumann showcases the OER World Map as a tool for scientists.

1st February – Adrian Stagg shares The Ecology of the Open Practitioner: A Conceptual Framework for OEP Research.


7th December – Robin L Donaldson and E Shen on the 2016 Student Textbook and Course Material Survey.

2nd November – Suzan Koseoglu and Maha Bali discuss ‘The Self as an Open Educational Resource’.

11th October – Martin Weller’s openclass ‘The New Open Education’ examines how research into open education has developed over the past 15 years. In collaboration with Cátedra Telefónica-UNIR.

7th September – Shironica P. Karunanayaka shares research on the impact of integrating OER in teacher education at the Open University of Sri Lanka.

6th July – Rajiv Jhangiani reviews research on the efficacy and impact of open textbooks.

1st June – Rob Farrow facilitates discussion around ‘The Open Research Agenda”.

4th May – GO-GN researchers review their participation in the 5th GO-GN Seminar and OEGlobal in Kraków.

6th April – Martin Weller talks about ‘Identifying categories of OER users’.


10th December – Anne Algers presents research based on her PhD work: ‘OER as boundary objects‘.

26th November – Report from OpenEd conference.

8th October – Researching in the open, the good and the bad. Discussion panel. As part of the P2PU Open Researcher Course.

30th September – OER Research Hub, Impact and Findings. In collaboration with ALT: https://www.alt.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=177

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