So lovely to be here among so many interesting people from around the world. We hope you are all well and safe.
We have just launched a new and exciting open project thanks to the support of a GOGN Fellowship (see all 2020 Fellows at https://go-gn.net/gogn/meet-our-first-go-gn-fellows/) and would like to share it with you in case you are interested in storytelling and contributing in any way.
Basically what we, a team of open practitioners and researchers, most of us are GOGN members or alumni (see below who we are) together with an illustrator and a designer would like to create a picture book story about open education. How does this sound?
Storytelling and storymaking are part of being human.
We would like to harness the power of storytelling and see if it can work its magic to spread the bug of open education further, much further and hopefully beyond higher education. And remember, picture books are for all ages and often read with somebody.
We would love you to be involved and if you can spread the news about this exciting project further, locally or globally that would be so so fantastic and very much appreciated.
We have launched a story seed survey that gives the wider community an opportunity to contribute ideas which the writing team will then consider. Complete the survey:
And if you prefer to discuss some of the questions from the survey here, this is also absolutely fine. If you had a look at the survey, you will see that it will be a picture book with animals. Animals are often used for a more inclusive approach in picture books.
We can’t wait to read your responses.
If you have any questions about our project or any ideas and suggestions, please do let us know.
Warmest wishes to you all
Gino, Helene, Verena, Penny, Paola, Evie, OdyGino, Helene, Verena, Penny, Paola, Evie, Ody and Chrissi who co-ordinates this project
Ps To find out more about the project, please visit http://go-gn.net/research/fellowship-open-picture-book/