Our GO-GN picture book project is coming to an end (at least officially). After six month of close and fruitful collaboration we have achieved not just what we planned to but so much more, I feel.
Helene, Penny, Paola, Gino, Verena, Bryan, Ody and Nassi (who joined us in the last few weeks) none of this would have been possible without you.
We have captured our individual and collective journeys in great detail from the very beginning via a series of GO-GN blog posts:
Pulker, H., Bentley, P., Fransman, G., Roberts, V., Nerantzi, C., Corti, P., Frank, O. and Mathers, B. (2021) A collaboration like no other, reflections by the team as the GOGN picture book project is coming to an end #GOGNpb, 7 April 2021, GO-GN blog, http://go-gn.net/research/a-collaboration-like-no-other/
Corti, P., Pulker, H., Nerantzi, C., Bentley, P., Fransman, G. and Roberts, V. (2021) Our story and our connection to it… #gognbp, GO-GN blog, 12 February 2021. GO-GN blog, http://go-gn.net/research/our-story-and-our/
Nerantzi, C. & Mathers, B. (2021) To illustrate or not to illustrate?
Bryan mentoring Chrissi for the open picture book, a GOGN Fellowship project #gognpb, 21 January 2021. GO-GN blog, http://go-gn.net/research/to-illustrate-or-not-to/
Nerantzi, C. (2020) GOGN Fellowship project: Co-creating an open picture book about open education, 22 October. GO-GN blog, http://go-gn.net/research/fellowship-open-picture-book/
Roberts, V. Nerantzi, C., Corti, P., Pulker, H., Bentley, P. and Fransman, G. (2020) The seeds in our data basket, reporting findings, no penguins found…, 10 December 2020, GO-GN blog, http://go-gn.net/research/the-seeds-in-our-data-basket/
We also shared our project at a series of events:
Nerantzi, C., Pulker, H., Corti, P., Roberts, V., Bentley, P., Fransman, G., Mathers, B. & Frank, O. (2021) The joys of open collaboration, stories from the GOGN picture book team, OER21 Conference, 22 April 2021, presentation
Corti, P., Fransman, G., Roberts, V., Nerantzi, C., Pulker, H. & Bentley, P. (2021) Collaborative creative writing in the open can foster community, 26 February, #creativeHE meetup: Fostering community in imaginative ways
Nerantzi, C. (2020) An open collaborative picture book project about open education, a GOGN Fellowship 2020 project, GOGN seminar, 14 Oct 2020, online
Nerantzi, C., Fransman, G., Pulker, H., Roberts, V., Bentley and P. Corti, P. (2020) Interested in picture books? Then keep reading and find out more and help us shape one about open education, Open Education Global Connect, 16-20 Nov 2020, https://connect.oeglobal.org/c/oeg-2020/convo-collab/18
Our picture book Together has been published in English on the Zenodo platform
Nerantzi, C., Pulker, H., Bentley, P., Corti, P., Roberts, V., Fransman, G., Frank, O. and Mathers, B. (2021) Together (Versions 1, 2). Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4703978
Further work and outputs
Many translations are ready. Over 20, thanks to members of the team, their colleagues and friends and the wider community. We are grateful to everybody who helped us achieve this.
We have been invited to record a podcast for OEGlobal.
I submitted the GO-GN Fellowship report
and am working on a paper about the project.
The team is writing a case study on the project for a book publication.
Nassi has released Doodlefan for Together, a companion for the book which will enable further creative expression and engagement with the story. It is available here.
We are looking forward to working with the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam in spreading Together further.
The work on the translations will continue (we are also preparing GD slideshares of the book that can be edited in different languages and audio recordings in different languages are also under way.
I would like to thank one more time, everybody who embraced the idea, GO-GN for the Fellowship, all those who contributed and supported us generously, dared to do something different to spread the values of open education beyond higher education and help us grow individuals that value diversity and see value in collaboration that brings growth and happiness.
The original storyboard is here if you would like to see it 😉