Open Access and other open movements have advocates and they feel strongly about these causes. Like the patriots of the American Revolution, they feel that publishing is broken and only radical change can create change in the system.
Scholars, though, also care about the impact of their work, not just how it is published. The Open movement has created more metrics and groups like altmetrics.org that advocate for weblinks, bookmarks and online conversations on research to help measure impact for tenure and promotion decisions.
Open tools have also created a way for people to share content online. This picture shows the many different ways you can create and share content with your peers. More tools are appearing daily.
Elizabeth BrownScholarly Communications and Library Grants OfficerBinghamton University LibrariesNew Concepts in teaching and learning: E-texts, open educationalresources and moreNovember 4, 2011
Limitations to making content openMichelle Hawkins-Thiel: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hawkins-thiel/2515183032/Sarah Cool: http://perceptivetravel.com/blog/2007/05/13/writing-project-wrap-up/finding-the-good-ones-courtesy-sarah-cool-at-flickrs-creative-commons/
The GoalJonathan Nerdtrek: http://nerdtrek.com/iron-man-movie-computer/
Five Steps Identify Preserve Assess Share Create
The Five Steps Explained1. Identify open content2. Assess the value of the information3. Create open content4. Share open content with peers5. Preserve open content on the web and locally
All the Opens Dorothea Salo, Battle of the Opens, Book of Trogool, March 15, 2010 Open Source Open Standards Open Access Open Educational Resources Open (Research) Data Open (Governmental) Data Open Notebook Science
Open is a movement #occupyknowledge #occupyscholcomm #oaweekhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Benjamin_Franklin_-_Join_or_Die.jpg
1. Identify Open Content Journals Data/Journal Article Manuscripts Citizen Science/Open Research Blogs and Social Media Books Photos/Images/Multimedia
Open Access Journal Collections Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) Highwire Press Public Library of Science (PLoS) BioMedCentral PubMedCentral J-Stage Royal Society JSTOR Hindawi
Open Research, Government Data OAD Wiki – Data Repositories Data.gov
Repositories•OAD Wiki – Disciplinary Repositories•Nature Precedings
Citizen Science, Open Research Citizens for Science Scientific American Citizen Science Open Folklore Open Notebook Science Challenge
Blogs Technorati Top 100, Technorati, updated daily. Science Blogs Scientopia Scientific American Blogs Nature Blog Network The Guardian Blogposts New York Times Blogs
Public Domain Books Rebecca Hedreen, Open Access Books, Southern Connecticut State University, 2007. Freely Available Ebook Collections, Binghamton University Libraries, October 26, 2011.
Photos/Images/Multimedia Jean-Baptiste Jung, 50 Sites to find free stock images, Cats Who Code, January 22, 2009
2. Assess Alternative Metrics Social Media Data, Analysis Copyright – can I use it? Assessment Tools
Alternative Metrics http://altmetrics.org/manifesto/
Alternative Metrics: Is it Junk? It depends… Citation metrics are evolving: Impact Factor (Thomson), 1960’s h-index (Hirsch, UC San Diego), 2005 Eigenfactor, 2009 Eigenfactor™ Score (EF) Article Influence™ Score (AI) PLOS article level metrics, 2009 Varies by discipline Change over time
5. Preserve Self-publishing Cloud Storage Campus data storage Library digital repository Think REDUNANCY
Making, Using Open Content requiresplanning What tools are available? What do I need to create myself? How much time do I have? Is this enriching the classroom experience/course?
What is your final product? Portfolio E-textbook Curriculum Guide Tutorial Peer-Reviewed article, monograph Catalyst for future projects Build on content
Open is an iterative process Build content from one semester to the next Create a continuously evolving organism Explore concepts more deeply
Additional Advice Consider starting small Keep student abilities in mind Some areas easier to incorporate open content Technology evolves quickly! Colleagues may need data to be convinced of success.
Sources Jason Fitzpatrick, Five Best Blogging Platforms, Lifehacker, June 10, 2010. Alex Wilhelm, The Five Best Blogging Platforms you haven’t heard of, The Next Web, September 7, 2011. Mark Sample, Create Your Own E-Book with Open-Source Sigil, Chronicle of Higher Education, October 11, 2011. London School of Economics and Political Science Impact of Social Sciences, Available now: a guide to using Twitter in university research, teaching, and impact activities, September 29, 2011. Guy Kawasaki, Ten Ways to Use LinkedIn, How to Change the World, January 4, 2007. Lauren Dugan, 5 Twitter metrics beyond follow count, March 10, 2011. Edudemic, The 100 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen by You, November 2, 2011.
Case Studies Bodie, Matthew T. , Open Access in Law Teaching: A New Approach to Legal Education, 10 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 885 (2006) Campbell AM (2004) Open Access: A PLoS for Education. PLoS Biol 2(5): e145. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0020145 Michael Verhaart, Stephanie Day, Joyce Seitzinger, Using Open Education Resources (OERs) in Blended Teaching: Is it worth it?, 2011 K. A. Garrett, P. D. Esker, and A. H. Sparks, An Introduction to the R Programming Environment, 2008. Hsinchun Chen; Xin Li; Chau, M.; Yi-Jen Ho; Chunju Tseng; , "Using Open Web APIs in Teaching Web Mining," Education, IEEE Transactions on , vol.52, no.4, pp.482-490, Nov. 2009 doi: 10.1109/TE.2008.930509
More Case Studies MS Mustafa, J Montgomery, HR Atta, OPEN ACCESS: A novel educational tool for teaching ocular ultrasound, Clinical Opthamology, 21 June 2011. Harry E. Pence and Barbara Losoff, Going beyond the textbook: The need to integrate open access primary literature into the Chemistry curriculum, Chem Cent J. 2011; 5: 18, published online 2011 April 6. doi:10.1186/1752-153X-5-18 50 Awesome Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom, TeachingDegrees.org, 2009. An Open Access toolkit to support bibliometrics training and awareness, NDLR, Ireland, 2010-2011.
Thank You / Credits Title image: Poppy Thomas-Hill (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinkpoppyimages/6254575807/in/pool-809956@N25/) Presentation Link: http://www.slideshare.net/ebrown