Examples of Open Scholarship

Open Scholarship is an umbrella term that encompasses some of the commonalities found in open education, open research, open access publishing, etc. Here’s a list of some examples of open scholarship:

  • scholarly outputs such as educational resources, research findings, software, data, etc., made openly available and shared free of access barriers
  • application of open copyright licenses, such as Creative Commons or GNU gpl licenses, to encourage reuse of created outputs
  • use of existing open education resources, open source software, open data, or open platforms
  • transparency and openness in scholarly processes and practices (e.g. open pedagogies, research methods, course design or development processes, etc)
  • use of open access publishing, open code repositories, open scholarly or educational repositories to facilitate reuse
  • collaboration with students as scholarly partners who have agency to be creators or share their work openly
  • adoption of inclusive and accessible practices
  • involvement in open government initiatives
  • advocacy for open scholarship and open sharing of scholarly outputs and practices