Welcome New OEG Connect Members, Please say Hello

We’re happy to see a regular stream of open educators signing up for accounts here at OEG Connect, and extend a special welcome to participants who joined most recently:

@PeaceEducation23 @mdob @Claude @Nichole_OLC @Andrew1 @shiras @merariweber @jessgeor @Ohuilaura2010 @JamesThibeault @subhransu_98 @stavrosh @islam.ssat @jwilson2 @steel @jishibashi @DigitalShelf @angray @planificadorjc @bbm9u @pazdiezarcon @zoehuang @Mathilde @Sethu @annaz @Lambo

Please let us know know more about yourself with a short intro! Just reply below and maybe include:

  • What is the usual way in the place you live to say hello?
  • Let us know your name, what part of the world you live in, what organization / institution you work for.
  • Why / how is open education important to your work?
  • Share one personal experience where you benefited or experienced something unexpected from an act of openness.
  • What would you like to get out of this community space? How did you discover it?

or anything else you want to share or ask from the community here.

All of us at OEGlobal appreciates that you are here.


Good morning! My name is Tamara Larson and I CEO and Founder of Learn Peace Canada. We are a national organization invested in peace education; we work with young leaders, educators, educational institutions, community organizations and key stakeholders to build strong, health communities.

We believe in accessible, transformational, and experiential learning experiences that are inclusive where no one is left behind. https://learnpeacecanada.org

I look forward to interacting and working with everyone as we transform education to be open, accessible, fair, and inclusive.



I am Happy to be here. Nicholas from Ghana :ghana: but currently working in Ivory Coastline.


Hi All, Namaskar(Welcome/hello) is a way of greeting people in India.I’m Sridevi Balan living in Ireland. I’m delighted to be a part of OE Global connect.

This is a very new to me to get involved in such a huge global forum on sharing knowledge and networking .I’m a working mom of 2 kids and family living in Ireland for past 16 years, basically I’m born and brought up in India, then due to work and personal reason I migrated to Ireland in 2007.

I work in a renowned Insurance company in my local town as a Software Release Manager having 19 years of experience in Information Technology. Beside my professional career I also run a non profit community organisation that emphasis ALL FOR ONE AND ONE For ALL to serve local community by networking and helping to integrate with all age group in the form of culture and knowledge sharing.

I believe that this forum will help to learn and explore knowledge for a new budding educator like me.

Apart from these I’m volunteering in various organizations as Secretariat Board in Cavan Public Participation Network, Peaceplus partnership board member in Peaceplus,ex board member of Cavan County Local Development.

I’m still learning on how to use this forum and went through history of GFTE and thanks to Dr Munir for his volunteer work on launching this Networking platform.

Looking forward to be a great learner and contributor to this channel. Thank everyone for this opportunity and have a good day. :blush::pray:

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Namaskar, Sridevi and welcome to this space. I was just practicing the pronunciation and meaning of “namaskar” of which English speakers ought to recognize the familiar “namaste”.

Someone born in India and living/working/raising family in Oreland is exactly the type of global citizen hope comes here - one of my favorite people and inspirations from not too far away from you is Catherine Cronin @catherinecronin (she’s famous in open education!)

Please feel comfortable to ask any questions or reply to any conversations here.

We also appreciate Dr. Munir for sharing this community with the vast network of the Global Forum for Teacher Educators– we hope to make some connections with GFTE soon.

ओईजी कनेक्ट में आपका स्वागत है (that was help from Google Translate!)

Hello, or as we say in my neck of the woods (South Africa), Molo! :slightly_smiling_face:

My name is Sethu, I’ve been previously aligned to the University of KwaZulu Natal as a lead instructional designer, however, I’m currently venturing into the freelance world. I’m passionate about digital transformation and driving access to education.

I would say my entire academic and professional career has been one long experience of openness. The advise and guidance I have received from teachers, lecturers, supervisors and strangers has contributed to my journey in more ways than I can quantify.

By joining this community, I hope to pass it forward and contribute where possible to what I consider to be a necessary effort. Thank you to @Weblearning for forwarding an invitation.


Molo to you, @Sethu! I just so enjoy learning so many new greetings, and even more, seeing new people join this community.

Like you, the openness with which others shared ideas and resources when I started (I will not say how long ago it was) was and continues to be my motivation for giving back, in kind.

Please share more about your projects and interests anytime, and join any other conversation here.

And many thanks Derek @Weblearning for guiding Sethu here.