GO-GN member Chrissi Nerantzi has compiled a list of very useful resources to guide you through your PhD journey. Check them up here.

Two useful bibliographical resources for researchers in open education are the OER Knowledge Cloud (an archive of research articles, books and reports) and the research bibliography on OER in the Global South provided by the ROER4D project.

The Open Education Research Hub team wrote the Open Research course at P2PU’s School of Open.  The facilitated version of the course is now archived but researchers may still be interested in reviewing the course activities to gain better insights into the role of openness in research. The course also exists in ebook form, available at http://oro.open.ac.uk/48035/. 

We have also made available under a CC-BY license the OER Hub Researcher Pack, containing guidance on how to use the tools developed by the project to conduct research into the impact of open educational resources (OER) or open education.

The LSE Impact of Social Sciences blog shared this selection of essential guides for researchers and young academics.

If you’re considering open release of research data you might be interested in the OER Research Hub Ethics Manual and the Information Commissioner’s report on best practice for managing risk through anonymisation.

Other interesting links:

OER Research Hub Hypothesis Report

Hewlett Foundation White Paper on OER

Open Education Group publications

 

Online Courses

During the time that the GO-GN was hosted by the The Open Universiteit Nederland members of the network were asked about training areas that might be useful to them.  The following list was researched to find free online courses appropriate for doctoral training.


Public speaking

Course title: Introduction to public speaking

Mode: Self paced

URLhttps://www.class-central.com/mooc/889/coursera-introduction-to-public-speaking


Academic writing

Course title: A Beginner’s Guide to Writing in English for University Study

Mode: starts 19 January 2015

URLhttps://www.futurelearn.com/courses/english-for-study


Course title: Principles of Written English, Part 1

Mode: Self paced

URLhttps://www.class-central.com/mooc/1333/edx-colwri2-1x-principles-of-written-english-part-1


Course title: Principles of Written English, Part 2

Mode: starts 15 February 2015

URLhttps://www.edx.org/course/principles-written-english-part-2-uc-berkeleyx-colwri-2-2x#.VIrw2TGG-VM


Course title: Writing in the Sciences

Mode: resources available after registration

URLhttps://class.stanford.edu/courses/Medicine/Sci-Write/Fall2014/about

Review: from Francisco Iniesto: I took last 2014 fall semester “Writing in the Sciences” I found it very interesting even it is focused in Medicine, quality of educational resources is very good.


Research methods

Course title: Empirical Research Methods

Mode: Self paced

URLhttp://oli.cmu.edu/courses/future/empirical-research-methods/


Course title: Solid Science: Research Methods

Mode: starts 31 August 2015

URLhttps://www.coursera.org/course/solidsciencemethods

The video lectures are already available (https://class.coursera.org/solidsciencemethods-001/lecture/preview)

This course is part of a so-called specialization track: Become a Social Scientist: Methods and Statistics. The courses in this track are on https://www.coursera.org/specialization/socialscience/25/courses


Statistics

Course title: Statistical Learning

Mode: starts 19 January 2015

URLhttps://class.stanford.edu/courses/HumanitiesandScience/StatLearning/Winter2015/about


Course title: Statistics in Education for Mere Mortals

Mode: starts 9 February 2015

URLhttps://www.canvas.net/courses/cn-1703


Charting in Excel

Course title: How to create a basic chart in Excel 2010

Mode: Self paced

URL:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-gb/excel-help/how-to-create-a-basic-chart-in-excel-2010-RZ102559017.aspx?CTT=1

Numerous Youtube videos on this topic: see e.g. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=excel+charts+and+graphs+2010 (for Excel 2010)


Miscellaneous

Course title: OpenKnowledge Changing the Global Course of Learning

Mode: resources available after registration

URLhttps://class.stanford.edu/courses/Education/OpenKnowledge/Fall2014/

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