Open Research & Engagement

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A 5 minute Lightning Talk for UPEI's series "Open Appetizers: What Open Can Do For Higher Ed," October 2016.

Explores the relationship between open engagement and open research, and some of the benefits of both for individual scholars and their institutions.

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Open Research & Engagement

  1. 1. OPEN RESEARCH & ENGAGEMENT BONNIE STEWART @bonstewart #openupei October 2016 https://www.flickr.com/photos/paulspace/10388748355/
  2. 2. WHAT IF YOU COULD ENGAGE WITH LEADERS IN YOUR FIELD EVERY DAY? https://www.flickr.com/photos/99329675@N02/9441219583
  3. 3. OPEN RESEARCH GOES BEYOND DISSEMINATION https://www.flickr.com/photos/flyingblogspot/15361704293
  4. 4. OPEN RESEARCH IS BUILT ON OPEN ENGAGEMENT https://www.flickr.com/photos/gato-gato-gato/8673949099 •  Generates interest / input into premises / outputs •  Is valued / understood by publics it addresses
  5. 5. OPEN AS PRACTICE OF SHARING (blog posts, status updates, half-baked ideas, data, vulnerabilities, successes…)
  6. 6. CONTRIBUTION + CONNECTION “Sometimes…I’ll choose someone with 20 followers, because I come across something they’ve managed to say in 140 characters, and I think “oh, look at you, crafting on a grain of rice.” - @KateMfD https://www.flickr.com/photos/visualpanic/843670538
  7. 7. = OPEN NETWORKED PARTICIPATION
  8. 8. MY STORY SEPTEMBER 2010: •  10 years out of grad school •  10 years as staff & sessional faculty •  4.5 years as blogger / writer / social media observer… Interested in the intersection of the two worlds
  9. 9. MY RESEARCH APPROACH •  Draft & share premises openly •  Check resonance against lived experiences of community under study •  Share processes, challenges, & outputs in the open
  10. 10. PROCESSES
  11. 11. https://www.flickr.com/photos/carianoff/3216583319/ CHALLENGES
  12. 12. OUTPUTS
  13. 13. BENEFITS: cross-disciplinary breadth of input + recognition for developing profile
  14. 14. Visibility in the prestige economy of open networks intersects with the prestige economy of traditional scholarship.
  15. 15. OPEN ENGAGEMENT + OPEN RESEARCH = SCHOLARSHIP OF ABUNDANCE https://www.flickr.com/photos/92998734@N03/8466586880/

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