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Marching to the Beat of Open Education: GO-GN at OER24!

By Beck Pitt, GO-GN

The Global OER Graduate Network (GO-GN) is delighted to be an Event Sponsor for this year’s OER conference. GO-GN is a network of doctoral candidates around the world whose research projects focus on open education. We currently have 179 members and alumni based in 28 countries around the world. In addition, we have several hundred experts, supervisors, mentors and interested parties which connect to form our community of practice. GO-GN is coordinated by a team from the Institute of Educational Technology at The Open University (UK)

To help support those conducting doctoral research and raise the profile of our members’ work we host regular workshops which bring together researchers from around the world. Our workshop prior to OER24 will take place on Tuesday 26 March 2024, and we’re delighted to be bringing together 12 members and alumni, from eight different countries. Our workshops focus on connecting and networking, as well as giving our members the opportunity to share their research in a safe and welcoming space. A total of 10 members and alumni are currently also (co-)presenting during the conference. 

GO-GN was delighted to kick-start our 10th anniversary celebrations at last year’s OER conference at University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI), Scotland, where we brought together more than 15 GO-GN members and alumni. Our celebrations continued throughout the year, culminating in our largest workshop to date prior to Open Education Global 2023 in Edmonton, Canada. This two-day event brought together over 30 GO-GN’ers from across 5 continents to connect, share and co-create together. You can read about our members experiences of last year’s workshops and our activities over on our blog:

We are pleased to celebrate our ongoing collaboration with the OER conferences with you in Cork this year!  Look out for our members with their penguin themed swag and stickers.  You might even see the odd penguin… Talk to us and find out more about GO-GN and what we do.
Whether you are a doctoral researcher, a supervisor, interested in open education or just interested in finding out more, then GO-GN is for you! Join the network and get involved: https://go-gn.net/join/

Registration is still open for the 15th annual conference for Open Education research, practice and policy will be organised by ALT, in partnership with Munster Technological University (MTU).

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