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2019 Fred Mulder Awards for Best Paper and Best Open Research

At the ceremony to celebrate the winners of the first edition of the GO-GN Awards in Delft last April, it was announced that from now on the awards will be known as the Fred Mulder Awards, in honour of Fred Mulder, founding father of GO-GN and a truly extraordinary man. And so it goes that… Read more »

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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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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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Reflecting on #OEGlobal18 and GO-GN’s seminar

This post was written by PhD researcher Natascha Chtena, University of California, Los Angeles.   After a hectic week of catching up my work, I’ve finally had some time to reflect on what an amazing experience OE Global 2018 and the preceding workshop with the GO-GN family have been. The 2-day GO-GN workshop took place right… 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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2018 GO-GN AWARDS FOR BEST PAPER AND BEST OPEN RESEARCH

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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Understanding your PhD as an exam

One of the cliched things that well-meaning people say to PhD students is that it’s important to remember that the PhD is ultimately an exam with specific criteria for passing.  These criteria are fairly consistent across university systems, but also include quite a lot of subjective judgement.  For instance, who decides whether a contribution is… Read more »

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Two and a half days in Cape Town

After Ljubljana and Washington in 2014, Banff in 2015 and Kraków last year, we returned to where the first ever GO-GN seminar took place in 2013. This is the story of two and half days in Cape Town. Once upon a time, it was a very sunny morning when… Good morning Cape Town! #go_gn #oeglobal… Read more »

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GO-GN returns to Cape Town

Some of you will remember the first GO-GN seminar in Cape Town in 2013; four years later, we return to the shores of Table Bay and gather our PhD researchers for a sixth occasion to celebrate open research and open education. If you are around to take part in OEGlobal, come and join us! 6thGOGN_Seminar_CapeTown_FINAL… Read more »

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Webinar: The Self as an Open Educational Resource

We are delighted to announce that Maha Bali and Suzan Koseoglu will join us at our next #FirstWednesdayoftheMonth webinar to talk about ‘The Self as an Open Educational Resource’. OUTLINE (based on OER16 presentation and Prof Hacker Article) Most discourse on Open Educational Resources (OER) focus on open educational materials and tools, such as course… Read more »