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Thursday, August 2 • 1:30pm - 4:30pm
WT10 Mentoring the Next Generation of Open Scholars: Approaches, Tools and Tactics

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WT10 Mentoring the Next Generation of Open Scholars: Approaches, Tools and Tactics
Course Chairs: Robyn Hall, Scholarly Communications Librarian, MacEwan University, Edmonton, Canada
Instructor: Robyn Hall, Scholarly Communications Librarian, MacEwan University, Edmonton, Canada

Description: Those who teach and supervise students can play an important role in shaping the future of scholarly communications. Drawing students’ attention to the myriad of ways that research and scholarship can be shared openly online can provide valuable opportunities for students to disseminate their own work, engage with the work of others, and develop copyright literacy and improved academic writing and communication skills. Additionally, exposing students to the socioeconomic processes that shape access to knowledge can influence where these budding academics choose to publish and how they approach scholarly activity overall in their future careers.
On Day 1 of this course, participants will be asked to reflect upon their own early experiences with scholarly communications as students and how these experiences have shaped their professional values and practices concerning both teaching and research. As a group, we will then explore and discuss a variety of assignment designs and initiatives from across disciplines where instructors have mentored and involved students in areas of scholarly communications and open research, and review some easy-to-use, free software options and platforms that can facilitate these activities.
On Day 2, participants will have the opportunity to begin building their own assignment, initiative or lesson plan that aims to engage students in open practices and educate them on scholarly communications topics and issues. By the end of this course, participants will have constructed a comprehensive and actionable plan to involve the students that they teach or supervise with open research practices that will both benefit student learning presently and contribute positively to the future of academic publishing and research dissemination

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Robyn Hall

Scholarly Communications Librarian, MacEwan University


Thursday August 2, 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm
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