Why Openness can benefit the University of Minnesota

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Different ways in which the University of Minnesota can become more open. A holistic discussion of openness.

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Why Openness can benefit the University of Minnesota

  1. 1. Why Openness Will Benefit the University of Minnesota? Open Education Conference 2012 (Oct 16-18) http://openedconference.org/2012/ Open Access Week 2012 (Oct 22-26) http://www.openaccessweek.org/
  2. 2. Steam Engine, Micro Chips, Light Bulbs, etc. Technium (Kevin Kelly)Open Textbooks, Open Access, Open Source, etc. Openness (David Wiley)
  3. 3. “Openness”
  4. 4. U of M – Mission : Outreach and Service“Extend, apply, and exchange knowledge between the University andsociety by applying scholarly expertise to community problems, byhelping organizations and individuals respond to their changingenvironments, and by making the knowledge and resources createdand preserved at the University accessible to the citizens of the state,the nation, and the world.” Open Minnesota
  5. 5. http://www.eso.org/sci/libraries/OApublishing.html The Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) is a public statement of principles relating to open access to the research literature. It arose from a conference convened in Budapest by the Open Society Institute on December 1–2, 2001 to promote open access – at the time also known as Free Online Scholarship.It was estimated that therewere around 19,500 articlespublished OA in 2000, while the number has grown to 191,850 articles in 2009. Visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_access
  6. 6. https://www.lib.umn.edu/scholcom
  7. 7. While we are expected to build on the achievement of past giants, without having access to their research we may not be aware of all that has come before us. We might not be able to include their work as a reference, and end up merely duplicating previously published findings, instead of investing our time and effort to explore cutting edge issues and produce new knowledge that would build upon their work and be helpful for all of humanity.Opportunities for Students to Publish, to work as Editors, and to Advocate http://www.righttoresearch.org/
  8. 8. Open Textbooks
  9. 9. Open Courses
  10. 10. Open Courses (Pilot)
  11. 11. Open Videos
  12. 12. Open Videos UMN
  13. 13. Open Innovation
  14. 14. Open Innovation at UMN Increasing Connections
  15. 15. Open Government
  16. 16. Open Government UMN
  17. 17. Open to ChangeWorking together to solve future challenges

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