How open am I? After watching the Adobe link with Alastair Creelman I can see that I am not open at all when it comes to both teaching and research. Open access I believe has in research become widely spread and accepted. The issues there is that it costs a lot of money to publish in open access journals, but we all want our research to be read, shared and referenced and Open access is a motivated tool for that. However, when it comes to teaching I am a novice in sharing and have had many doubts related to being scared, just as the example for our Topic 2 describes. Next step is to investigate; how can I be open and still feel safe that my teaching is not taken out of its context.

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4 reaktioner på ”How open am I? After watching the Adobe link with Alastair Creelman I can see that I am not open at all when it comes to both teaching and research. Open access I believe has in research become widely spread and accepted. The issues there is that it costs a lot of money to publish in open access journals, but we all want our research to be read, shared and referenced and Open access is a motivated tool for that. However, when it comes to teaching I am a novice in sharing and have had many doubts related to being scared, just as the example for our Topic 2 describes. Next step is to investigate; how can I be open and still feel safe that my teaching is not taken out of its context.

  1. It’s the start of a journey and openness is a complex issue that takes time to adapt to. For me openness has totally changed my career and given me opportunities to take part in many interesting international projects and organisations plus lots of travel and new contacts all over the world.
    By the way there are many OA journals that do not charge for publication. I have never paid to be published and all but one of my publications are OA.

    Gilla

  2. Thank you Ann. The post was really interesting,specially when you point out to openness in research. From my point of view, it is easier to be open in research than in teaching. Being open in research opens new doors to you and helps you to be introduced to the world, to be contacted and to make your network wider. These are all reasons and motivations to be open in research. Like Alastair said, the availability of free OA journals, makes it even easier to be open. Meanwhile, if we could add more such advantages for openness and sharing of teaching materials to the existing lists, then the teachers will be more motivated. Challenges for sharing teaching materials, which are discussed in different ONL groups, and the need to clear and practical solutions to the challenges should not be forgotten.

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