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Open Education WeekA series of discussions during Open Education Week focuses on issues surrounding open scholarship.

Open scholarship the focus of Open Education Week sessions

While pandemic restrictions over the past two years have necessitated a move to online instruction, teaching is not the only domain in which the internet and its possibilities impact education.

In its observances of Open Education Week, March 7 to 11, the Office of Open Learning is focusing on open scholarship — building on the capacities of the internet and digital media to make research and scholarly artifacts publicly available.

“Whether it’s publishing in open journals or using open approaches, the engagement in public scholarship practices in your field, or thinking of your open research as a teaching tool, open scholarship presents an opportunity for research engagement and knowledge mobilization.” says learning specialist Dave Cormier of the Office of Open Learning.

The office has organized noontime sessions through the week on the Zoom videoconferencing platform.

  • Monday, March 7 – Open Scholarship: What Counts as Open Publishing?
    Chris Friend, assistant professor of English in New Media at Kean University, NJ, and director of the academic journal Hybrid Pedagogy, will talk about publishing and what we can consider “open scholarship” in 2022. Register to attend.
  • Tuesday, March 8 – Open Scholarship: Working in Public
    UWindsor education professor Bonnie Stewart will share a short presentation on benefits, strategies, and challenges of doing research work in public, using open and digital platforms. This will be followed by a facilitated Community of Practice discussion with tips. Register to attend.
  • Wednesday, March 9 – Open Scholarship for Tenure and Promotion
    Open scholarship practices often generate different forms of recognition and prestige than conventional scholarship, so in an effort to honour the work that scholars do in the open, the Office of Open Learning has interviewed experts from around the world to develop a tenure and promotion framework with open practice at its core. The first 15-20 minutes will be a presentation of the document, followed by time for discussion with participants. All feedback on this work is most welcome. Register to attend.

More information about open practice, open education, and open scholarship can be found at uwinopenlearn.ca. Questions about the public discussions, or Open Education Week may be directed to openlearning@uwindsor.ca. Registration is open to the public as well as UWindsor faculty, staff, and students.