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Open Research

(4 reviews)

Rebecca Pitt, Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University

Beatriz de los Arcos, Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University

Rob Farrow, Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University

Copyright Year: 2016

Publisher: OER Hub

Language: English

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Reviewed by Kimberly McFall, Assistant Professor, Marshall University on 4/8/20

The book is laid out very logically and will serve as an excellent resource for people who are interested in learning the foundation and flow of OER. I appreciate how you can use this text as a working way to teach beginners about “what” OER... read more

Reviewed by Betsy Schlabach, Associate Professor, History and African & African American Studies, Earlham College on 5/29/19

It is a very useful guide through OER and application or first steps to engaging in OER with faculty, staff, but less so for students. The book would make an excellent resource for faculty workshops or librarian workshops as it offers step by step... read more

Reviewed by Kristofor Wiley, Assistant Professor, James Madison University on 11/25/18

On page 15, the text provides a list of likely areas for consideration concerning an open research framework. From that list, the text contains specific treatments for planning, licensing, ethics, and dissemination, as well as strong contributions... read more

Reviewed by Virginia Power, Lecturer/PhD Researcher in Information Management & Science, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK on 2/1/18

This is an open textbook produced as a result of two iterations of an online course concerning Open Research produced with the support of the Hewlett Foundation by the Open Education Research (OER) Hub, part of the Open University, UK. The book is... read more

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • 1. Open Research
  • 2. Ethics in the Open
  • 3. Open Dissemination
  • 4. Reflecting in the Open
  • 5. Final Thoughts
  • Appendix

About the Book

If you have an interest in openness, open education, research skills or want to find out more about the impact of Open EducationalResources (OER), then this resource is for you. You could be:

  • Using an OER with students and interested in assessing its impact
  • Facilitating sessions on open practice with students or colleagues and looking for inspiration
  • Working on a research project and wanting to find out more about incorporating open research techniques into your own practice
  • Curious about the benefits and challenges of open research
  • Looking to use open tools in your research
  • Wanting increased impact for your research
  • Interested in open research on OER

This resource will help you explore what open research is, how you can ethically and openly share your findings so others can reuse or develop your work, and the role of reflection and open dissemination. Whilst many challenges and issues apply to all aspects of research (for example: choosing an appropriate methodology), open research brings a range of different opportunities and challenges; it's these that we are specifically interested in exploring. What can openness add to the  research process?

About the Contributors

Authors

Rebecca Pitt, Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University

Beatriz de los Arcos, Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University

Rob Farrow, Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University