Course Details and Schedule

This talk introduces the Open Science Training Initiative (OSTI), a dynamic new educational scheme devised and piloted earlier this year at the University of Oxford. The initiative utilisies a novel pattern known as 'Rotation Based Learning' (RBL) to create a simulated environment for collaborative research, placing equal emphasis on the roles of producer and user. The presentation will be given by Sophie Kay, founder of the Open Science Training Initiative.

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Key topics
  • How the RBL approach works
  • How we can integrate training in digital awareness, licensing and version control into the delivery of a subject-specific, coherent research story
  • How RBL can work for diverse teaching groups, subject areas and skill levels
Course information
Intended audience Educators, trainers and learning technologists
Prior knowledge None
Format Presentation only
Further information Why is reproducibility important in scientific research? Moreover, how can we foster this in the work of our students? The power of information lies in its transforming potential through derivative works, applications and reuse. Despite this, much of our educational system focuses on the role of the research producer. We need to train students to view their outputs from the perspective of a research user as much as a producer, enfranchising a new generation of knowledge workers to deliver high-yielding projects in academia, industry and the wider world. OSTI has already been showcased at Berkeley, Stanford, UCSF, SFSU and UC-Davis and was also included in the recent EC report on Open Education 2030.
Where next? See the Engage site.

Course provider: IT Learning Programme


Frequency: This session is part of the annual Engage series - it may not be repeated.