Open Education Week

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Sports & Culture Center TU Delft
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Open Science Seminar

Being Strategic about Open

March 31 2017 | 14:30 - 18:00h | TU Delft Campus 

Open Science concerns openness in the entire cycle of practicing science, increasing access and transparency in both research, education and valorisation, based on the principle of circulating knowledge by sharing, reusing and collaborating. During this Seminar we shared and discussed examples how openness in education and research can support TU Delft's mission to contribute to a sustainable society for the 21st century and challenged you to think about what open education and open research means for you in your daily practice. The presentations and recordings are available now (scroll down).
The Open Science Seminar is part of a two day program, including a Delft Data Science Seminar (10:00 - 15:00h) for which you can register as well. Learn more about the Delft Data Science Seminar

Drs. Anka Mulder, Vice President Education TU Delft
Anka Mulder has been a champion in Open Education for our university for years, sharing the message of openness both in education at TU Delft as member of our executive board, and as board member and later president of the international Open Education Consortium. Anka opened the Seminar and provided a sneak preview in the 'Open' activities we will be offering in 2017 and 2018.

Ir. Willem van Valkenburg, Board member Open Education Consortium
As current board member of the international Open Education Consortium, Willem van Valkenburg highlighted what openness in education can bring you as a lecturer, whether is is sharing your education(al resources) with a global audience or reusing existing educational resources shared by others.

Ir. Wilma van Wezenbeek, Director TU Delft Library
As director of the TU Delft Library and champion in the international field of OpenScience, Wilma van Wezenbeek guided us through the benefits of openness in all aspects of doing research, from Open Access publication of scientific articles to Research data management.

Prof. dr. Ir. Geert-Jan Houben, Web Information Systems
Geert-Jan Houben, both full professor of Web Information Systems (WIS) at the Software Technology (ST) department at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and member of the working group TU Delft Open Science, challenged us to think about what Openness could mean in the different aspects of the full scientific process, from hypothesis to publishing your articles, sharing your insights through education and sharing data with your peers.

Do you have an answer to any of the challenges raised at the seminar? Send you thoughts and comments to:   

Your input will contribute to the big canvas ‘work-in-progress’ drawing by Mark van Huystee – this will be displayed at forthcoming events and published on the website, whilst the topics generating the most interest will be taken into account when organising additional ‘Open’ activities and workshops.

We look forward to reading your views! 

  • If I share my education resources openly, I give away my complete education.
  • If I share my education resources openly, students will not come to my classes anymore.
  • What if someone finds errors in my data? If my data is openly accessible, I might be the new Stapel.
  • If anyone can use my measurement data, then I did all the work and had the costs, and someone else might get the success.
  • If already there are high-quality educational resources for basic courses available in the world, we do not want to develop content for basic courses anymore.
  • Should we account for sharing and consumption for open educational resources in citation indexes?
  • Do we strive for openness (accessibility & responsibility) in all aspects of our work, including publications, data, education and research?
  • Do we want research itself to be an open process?
  • Are we too dependant on publishing houses, or do we like it that way?
  • Would opening up potentially do more harm then good?



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