In the next Open Scholarship Open Scholarship Community of Practice, Fieke Neuman from Anatomy will be joining us to discuss the plan to share Anatomy-specific teaching resources with other institutions over the Web using Creative Commons. Please come along and join in the discussion and bring a colleague/friend!
Otago Open Scholarship Community of Practice
October 14, 1pm
Central Library Conference Room 3
Audio-conference: dial (1) 083044, enter PIN 136363 then press #
As previously blogged, the Open Scholarship Community of Practice will have its first meeting on Monday 10 June. There will be audio-conference for those who can’t make it in person (see details below). The first session will focus on MOOCs – developments, challenges, opportunities.
OSCoP is a forum for anyone with an interest in openness in higher education to share experiences and ask questions about open research, open publishing, open data, open courses, open educational resources – basically put open in front of it and you can come and talk with others about it. Meetings will be every two months.
- 10 June, 1 – 2pm, University of Otago Central Library Conference Room 3
- Our topic will be MOOCs, developments, challenges, opportunities
- Audio-conference: call 083044; enter PIN 136363 then press # (dial 1 before 083044 if calling from an internal line).
Following on from the successful Open Minds Seminar series in 2012, a Community of Practice has been established for Otago staff to share experiences and ask questions about what it means to be an ‘open scholar’. Over the course of our two-monthly meetings we might debate questions like:
- Are MOOCs the greatest opening up of education ever or just an ivy league branding exercise?
- Could I run my own class like a MOOC or use one within mine?
- What does open access publishing mean for me?
- What’s all this about governments decreeing that research outcomes must be made open?
- What happens if I put my data ‘out there’?
In the first meeting we will be exploring the opportunities and challenges for higher education presented by MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). Together we will discuss the principles of MOOCs, share experiences and look at the possibilities MOOCs present for Otago in more depth.
June 10, 1pm
University of Otago Central Library Conference Room 3
Some resources you might find useful to get you started:
Feel free to bring your lunch and come along with any ideas for future topic.