We are happy to invite nominations for the 2018 GO-GN Awards for Best Open Education Research Paper and Best Open Research Practice. To be eligible to receive the Award for Best Open Education Research Paper you must be: (1) a PhD student member or alumni of GO-GN, and (2) either a single author, co-author with… Read more »

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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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About GO-GN The Global OER Graduate network is a global network of PhD students involved in projects, policy development and implementation strategies on open educational resources (OER).  At the core of the network are doctoral students whose research projects include a focus on openness in education through, for example, OER, MOOC, open data, open licensing and… Read more »

  • 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 »

  • Webinar: The Open Research Agenda

    This month’s webinar will focus on results from an ongoing consultation exercise being held by OER Hub this year to gather information and perspectives on priorities in open education research.  GO-GN members present in Krakow, Poland last month for Open Education Global 2016 may have attended the inaugural workshop, which presented some of the results of… Read more »

  • “Openness is the absence of restrictions, so ultimately about freedom” Rob Farrow #OEGlobal #go_gn

    The above phrase by Rob @philosopher1978 stayed with me… such simple words that mean so so much! This is why we need philosophers!!! It was the first time I experienced the Open Education Global conference and it was truly fascinating to find out about open ed projects that were happening in different parts of the… Read more »

  • @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 »

  • 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 »

  • The GO-GN Seminar and OE Global Conference Adventure

    This piece has been reblogged from my personal site: https://ds4oervladimirschi.wordpress.com/2016/04/25/the-go-gn-seminar-and-oe-global-conference-2016-adventure/ After flying for approximately 14 hours, I finally made it to Kraków, Poland on April 8 for the GO-GN Seminar and the OE Global Conference 2016. As soon as I arrived at the hotel my fellow GO-GN colleagues, who were already there, began twittering for us… Read more »

  • St. Mary’s Basilica in Kraków, Poland

    Evening Kraków, GO-GN calling!

    Preparations are well under way for the fifth GO-GN seminar in Kraków on April 10th & 11th, just ahead of the Open Education Global Conference 2016. Nine PhD candidates have been funded to attend the seminar and present their research. The provisional schedule is shown below; as in previous years, most of our two days… Read more »

  • Webinar: Identifying Categories of OER Users

    As we launch our new series of ‘First Wednesday of Every Month’ webinars, you are all invited to join Martin Weller on April 6th at 16.00 GMT / 11.00 EST / 08.00 PST to discuss ‘Identifying categories of OER users’. The Open Educational Resource (OER) movement has been successful in developing a large, global community… Read more »

  • 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 »

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    Hangout: Open Education 2015 Debrief

    If you weren’t able to make it to the Open Education 2015 conference last month then you might want to check out this review of the proceedings by the OER Hub team and other members of the GO-GN network.  You might also want to check out this Storify by David Wiley, which pulls together lots… Read more »

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