HASTAC panel at Cyberinfrastructure Days

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These slides represent my part on a panel discussing the intersection of cyberinfrastructure, open practices and digital humanities at the second annual Cyberinfrastructure Days at the University of …

These slides represent my part on a panel discussing the intersection of cyberinfrastructure, open practices and digital humanities at the second annual Cyberinfrastructure Days at the University of Michigan.
Panel participants included Dr. Paul Conway, Shana Kimball, Korey Jackson and Julie T. Klein. The other presentation materials can be found at: http://prezi.com/wbbvzvlzjc4c/introducing-digital-humanities-ci-days

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  • Introduction New opportunities in technology-facilitated learning, and open practicesImpacting how we serve faculty, staff and students at UMMS
  •  "Cyberinfrastructure consists of computing systems, data storage systems, advanced instruments and data repositories, visualization environments, and people, all linked by high speed networks to make possible scholarly innovation and discoveries not otherwise possible." -- from IUITS Knowledge Base (What is Cyberinfrastructure?, IU)“Realizing the full potential of the internet — universal access to research, education, full participation in culture, and driving a new era of development, growth, and productivity.”-- Creative CommonsExamples include: Sage BionetworksNonprofit, Washington. Open Access and openly licensed content. Sage Bionetworks was formed as a strategic nonprofit research organization with a mission to coordinate and link academic and commercial biomedical researchers through a Commons that represents a new paradigm for genomics intellectual property, researcher cooperation, and contributor-evolved resources. Treatment of diseases. NIHNow all research funded by NIH must be placed in PubMed Central, an open access repository of the peer reviewed research results that is accessible to the public without cost.  “The Director of the National Institutes of Health shall require that all investigators funded by the NIH submit or have submitted for them to the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed Central an electronic version of their final, peer-reviewed manuscripts upon acceptance for publication, to be made publicly available no later than 12 months after the official date of publication: Provided, That the NIH shall implement the public access policy in a manner consistent with copyright law.”http://publicaccess.nih.gov/policy.htm HHS Open Government InitiativeEmbracing concepts of the open government mandate: Transparent: information as a “national asset” Disclosed rapidly“In forms that the public can readily find and use” Safeguarding privacy and national security Participatory: need feedback: more effective Collaborative: Must collaborate to share resources in this day and age and facilitate teamwork. Screenshot is an example of the open data initiative within the HHS initiative: uncovered all these datasets that could be opened up legally and safely for others to build tools around like apps and apis.  Examples Learning Healthcare System Charles Friedman (Chief Scientific Officer for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) HHS U-M in the School of Public Health Institute of Medicine definition: "one in which progress in science, informatics, and care culture align to generate new knowledge as an ongoing, natural by-product of the care experience, and seamlessly refine and deliver best practices for continuous improvement in health and health care.” Two-way interaction between research and clinical care, facilitated by health IT.Federated, participatory, built on trust and transparency.  Friedman, Wong, Blumenthal. “Achieving Nationwide Learning Health System.” In Science Translational Medicine.(2010) http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/2/57/57cm29.abstract
  • We are based in the Office of Enabling Technology at the Medical School but we serve the entire University of Michigan campus.Best known for publishing free and adaptable U-M created learning resources, including course content, syllabi, assignments and open textbooks from across U-M but we engage in research, projects and capacity building to support open teaching and learning practices across campus.Primary objectives:Building communities of OER producers and usersConsulting and Outreach Services to facilitate OER productionDevelopment of Processes and Software to support OER production and publishingWe're engaged in a global partnership with the African Health OER Network whose goal is to advance health care education in Africa by using open educational resources (OER) to share knowledge, address curriculum gaps, and support communities and organizations around healthcare education.Engage in research and project development to support open teaching and learning practices across campus, including early efforts to support open data infrastructure and use. Support using the tools of the internet to create share U-M generated content in useful ways to both our own community and to other institutions and learners worldwide. This means looking at policy, infrastructure, data use practices and working with departments and committees across campus to create open solutions to our information and research needs. 
  • "Cyberinfrastructure consists of computing systems, data storage systems, advanced instruments and data repositories, visualization environments, and people, all linked by high speed networks to make possible scholarly innovation and discoveries not otherwise possible." -- from IUITS Knowledge Base (What is Cyberinfrastructure?, IU)While cyberinfrastructure supports data repositories, people, data storage systems and information sharing, applying open licenses to content that is copyrightable is a necessary feature of our networked world of global education.  Licenses, like those created by Creative Commons, leverage the power of the Internet by being: 1) human readable (i.e. non-lawyers can understand them); 2) machine readable (search engines can read the code and index the content, making the content more findable); 3) legal contracts that have been created by teams of lawyers and that cross international jurisdictions. By proactively providing sets of permissions for other users, creators of content allow for innovation, creativity and collaboration to happen more freely, using the tools of our era. Licenses and intellectual property permissions are an important facet of the research enabled by cyberinfrastrucure.
  • The Open.Michigan initiative publishes at a grassroots level, partnering with content creators across U-M to publish courses, lectures, video, audio, images, student assignments, posters, etc., on our site under open licenses and made freely available.  Since our launch in 2008 we have published materials from over 350 members of the U-M community and our model has been adopted in at least four schools and colleges across the world.  Everything we do, others can use and adapt, because it is all openly licensed and published in accessible formats. Paul Conway has published seven courses: SI 410 - Ethics and Information TechnologySI 580 - Understanding Records and Archives: Principles and PracticesSI 615 - Seminar on Digital LibrariesSI 640 - Digital Libraries and ArchivesSI 640 / SI 740 - Digital Libraries and ArchivesSI 675 - Digitization for PreservationSI 678 - Preserving Sound and Motionhttps://open.umich.edu/blog/2011/09/06/interview-with-paul-conway/
  • We also collaborate with others to support emerging teaching and learning practices, like the digital storytelling initiatives on campus. Earlier this year, the Center for Digital Storytelling conducted a workshop for interested folks in the health system.  Several units from across campus came together to get training on how to use digital tools to tell stories effectively.  The School of Nursing is using digital storytelling to capture patient narratives and organize them for teachers to use in the classroom. ITS is using digital storytelling to support the transition to Google services. The School of Public Health and Blue Cross Blue Shield are using digital storytelling techniques to teach clinic teams how to implement Lean work strategies to improve patient care and services.  Please get in touch with me after the panel if you want to learn more about the local digital storytelling workshops and training opportunities.
  • As supporters of open processes on campus, Open.Michigan also engages in research and project design that facilitate teaching and research.  The Office of Enabling Technologies has been developing a new publication model for Health Sciences at U-M that cultivates “information communities.” "As publishing moves away from the traditional book and journal formats, the content itself becomes much more important than the vehicle by which it is published. This provides authors with more opportunities to disseminate content and data in novel ways." Content on these portals will come from teaching departments, staff support centers and feature layers of accessible content, from openly licensed content to traditionally copyrighted content. An upcoming publication is a collection of patient stories about being young and having an Implanted Cardiac Defibrillator (ICD). This collection will be openly licensed and the digital version will be freely accessible while a print version will be available for a fee. We have also recently submitted a proposal to the Digital Media Learning Challenge, a competition supported by the MacArthur Foundation and HASTAC to support the development of new learning pathways and credentialing systems through badging.  The Open.Michigan team seeks to develop badges that harness the excitement created by those who share or advocate for sharing scholarly material as well as to recognize formal and informal learning opportunities that happen across the U-M campus.  I’m happy to answer questions or give you more information about what we do at the Q&A session of this panel or afterwards.
  • “Share your ideas” by britbohlinger CC: BY-NC http://www.flickr.com/photos/britbohlinger/4223755982/in/photostream/


  • 1. http://open.umich.edu Emily Puckett Rodgers,Open Education Coordinator Open.Michigan Office of Enabling Technologies Cyberinfrastructure Days “HASTAC and DigitalResearch Beyond Science and Engineering” panel November 30, 2011 “Sharing” by ben_grey Except where otherwise noted, this work is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Copyright 2011 The Regents of the University of Michigan
  • 2. Cyberinfrastructure and Openness “…to make possible scholarly innovation and discoveries not otherwise possible.” (Cyberinfrastructure) “…driving a new era of development, growth, and productivity.” (Open Licenses) Open source software gains ground in higher education by opensourcewayExcept where otherwise noted, this work is available under a CreativeCommons Attribution 3.0 License. Copyright 2011 The Regents of the
  • 3. Open.Michigan enables students faculty and staffat U-M to share their educational resources andresearch with the global learning community. 1) Public universities have a responsibility to share the knowledge and resources they create with the public they serve. 2) We are dedicated to increasing knowledge dissemination across the higher education community through encouraging a culture of sharing. knowledge
  • 4. Tool s Open Educational Resources (OER) are learning materials that are available for free and openly licensed to be used, adapted and redistributed in local contexts. OER includes syllabi, lecture slides, assignments, academic image libraries, instructional videos and comprehensive, integrated electronic mini-courses. Creative Commons Public All Rights Domain Reservedleast restrictive most restrictive
  • 5. Publication• 13 participating schools and • >1,500 individual materials colleges • 7,500 weekly site visits• 182 courses • > 350,000 views on YouTube (Dec 2008) • > 16,000 SlideShare views (May 2011)• 350 published members of U-M
  • 6. ProcessesDigital Storytelling at U-M • UMMS Learning Resource Center • UMHS Human Resources • School of Nursing • School of Public Health • Information and Technology Services (ITS) • Lean for Clinical Redesign L4CR.org
  • 7. Research and ProjectsBadges: Developing newlearning pathways andcredentialing systemsopen.umich.edu/connect/badges UMMS Publishing: Creating Medical Information Communities publishing.med.umich.edu
  • 8. Contact: Emily Puckett Rodgers Open Education Coordinator, Open.Michigan, Office of Enabling Technologies epuckett@umich.edu @epuckett Connect: open.umich.edu open.michigan@umich.edu Facebook“Share your ideas” by britbohlinger openmi.ch/mediafb Twitter @open_michigan Events Calendar openmi.ch/om- calendar