Ding dinge dong, to Delft we go!

Remember 1975? No? Let me see what I can do …

Yes, 1975 was the last time The Netherlands won the Eurovision song contest –cringe, crash, scream! A year later the festival took place in The Hague. In 2018 though, it is not a music event our Dutch friends are hosting but the most important gathering of open education enthusiasts and experts in the world: the Open Education Global Conference. And so it is that we are about to jump on board the first #OEGlobal18 train and take a ride to Delft. The 7th GO-GN seminar will take place on April 21st and 22nd, ahead of the main conference. Fourteen GO-GN PhD researchers and alumni have been funded to participate in two hectic and hopefully rewarding days of presentations, discussions and reflections on doctorate life and open education. We share with you all the seminar schedule and invite you to come along to Sunday evening’s informal reunion of GO-GN family and friends.

Also, check out the depth and breadth of GO-GN research being presented at OEGlobal18. I’ve gone through the conference program and think I have managed to find everyone…

Tuesday April 24th


Catherine Cronin, Conceptualising OEP: A review of theoretical and empirical literature in Open Educational Practices.

Virginia Rodés, Connecting the dots: linking Open Access and Open Educational Practices to enhance Open Educational Resources and Repositories adoption among Higher Education Institutions.


Igor Lesko, Impact of International Organizations on Governmental OER Policies.


Judith Pete, Differentiation in Access to, and the Use and Sharing of (Open) Educational Resources among Students and Lecturers at Public and Private Ghanaian Universities.


Hélène Pulker, Investigation into reuse of OER for synchronous online language teaching.

Nicolai van der Woert, From content curation to Open Educational Practices: experiences in a medical curriculum.

Michael Paskevicius, A social media analysis of open education discourses found on Twitter from 2009 to 2016.

Naomi Wahls, Co-creating open textbooks for the professional development of language educators.


Jenni Hayman, Increasing Use of OER in Ontario Using a Sensemaking Approach.


Wednesday April 25th


Adrian Stagg, Understanding the continuum open practice: a conceptual model for practitioner and institutional support of OEP.


Marjon Baas, The development of a case-based open online course on business analytics.


Natascha Chtena, Open Textbooks in Theory and Practice: Lessons from California.

Verena Roberts, Exploring K-12 Open Educational Practice (OEP) by Developing Networked Learning in Grade 10 Building Futures.


Glenda Cox, Open Education in the Global South findings from the ROER4D Project.


Jamison Miller, How can we destroy the open education movement? Conversations about ethics.


Thursday April 26th


Penny Bentley, Australian Teachers’ Experience of Professional Learning through Open Education.

Caroline Kuhn, Who are we talking about?


Chrissi Nerantzi, Towards free-range professional development of HE teachers.


Viviane Vladimirschi, Professional Development Guidelines for OER: A case study of Brazilian fundamental education public school teachers.

Catherine Cronin, Beyond practices: Values, challenges, and tensions associated with using OEP.


Igor Lesko, Impact of International Organizations on Governmental OER Policies.

Dilrukshi Gamage, MOOCs in Sri Lankan higher education system: Exploring students’ perspective in a developing country.


Leo Havemann, Education in the Open Government Partnership commitments.

Eyal Rabin, Different Viewpoint on MOOC Participants’ Success: Satisfaction and Intention-Fulfillment as Outcome Measures.


Featured image by B. de los Arcos, CC BY-NC.

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