What can educators do to encourage open science?

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asked May 4, 2016 in Open Science by Daniel Mietchen (1,170 points)

The research landscape is complex, and different actors have different options to help with a systemic move towards open science.

Educators

  • guide students through the research landscape
  • assess research for use in education
  • assess research by their students
  • are researchers themselves or interact with researchers
  • do many other things

In this thread, I would like us to explore which options educators have to explore open science themselves and to encourage it in the communities and other stakeholders they interact with.

If you have multiple ideas for concrete actions, I suggest to post them as separate answers (rather than as one monolithic answer), so as to facilitate the discussion and refinement of your ideas.

4 Answers

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answered Jun 2, 2016 by Daniel Mietchen (1,170 points)
Release educational materials under an open license and in an open format that allows for adaptations.
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answered Jun 2, 2016 by Daniel Mietchen (1,170 points)
If the education has students produce something (e.g. data, code, text, samples, questionnaires), consider whether that (or part of it) could be shared openly, either on its own or by way of contributing to an open project like Wikipedia or OpenStreetMap.
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answered Jun 2, 2016 by Daniel Mietchen (1,170 points)
Look for existing open materials that cover some or all of what you need, and try to improve or fork these, rather than starting from scratch.
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answered Jun 2, 2016 by Daniel Mietchen (1,170 points)
Introduce students to collaborative tools like Etherpads, wikis, Google Docs, git etc.

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