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Unearthing the secret world – The GO-GN Delft seminar

This post was written by Adrian Stagg, @openKuroko “Everybody has a secret world inside of them. I mean everybody. All of the people in the whole world, I mean everybody — no matter how dull and boring they are on the outside. Inside them they’ve all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds… Not just… Read more »

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The GO-GN Seminar and OE Global Conference 2018: Reflections and Experiences

This post was written by Viviane Vladimirschi and first published on her blog on May 10th, 2018.   Yay, I became a Dr and now what? First off,  I would like to note that I have been extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to attend three GO-GN Seminars and three OE Global Conferences to this date. This… Read more »

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What happened when we put 14 PhD researchers inside an IKEA hotel

After Cape Town in 2013 and 2017, Ljubljana and Washington in 2014, Banff in 2015 and Kraków in 2016, in April 2018 fourteen GO-GN researchers, the OERHub team and a handful of GO-GN family members gathered in The Netherlands for the 7th GO-GN Seminar. This is the story of two days (in an IKEA hotel)… Read more »

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2018 GO-GN Award Winners

We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2018 GO-GN Awards for Best Open Education Research Paper and Best Open Research Practice, recognising the tremendous work of GO-GN members researching open education and being open practitioners. The Award for Best Open Education Research Paper goes to Glenda Cox for ‘Institutional Culture and OER Policy: How Structure,… 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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Steps in Becoming an Open Practitioner

[This post was written by Carina Bossu, Lecturer Learning and Teaching (OEP), University of Tasmania, and first published on ASCILITE’s blog TELall.]   This is my first official blog post, which is exciting and a little scary at the same time. I was invited to contribute to the TELall blog as part of being an ASCILITE Fellow, which is… 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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Openness and education: a beginner’s guide

This post was written by Martin Weller. One of the things we’ve noticed as a research team attending different conferences that deal with aspects of ‘Open Education’ is that people come into it from a wide range of backgrounds. It is also quite a broad term, with many different interpretations and perspectives. This can make… 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: 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 »