NW 12 LISnet - Library and Information Science Network: Open Science in Education

Open Science in Education

Open Science has become an umbrella term for several recent developments ranging from open access publications to open research data, open metrics, and open educational resources. Open Science calls for the transparency of science and its processes, for the accessibility of scientific outcomes and resources, and for the traceability of research and its production of findings. Following the last two organised EERA sessions of network 12 about Open Science, we aim for an adaption of and critical engagement with Open Science in Education.

The Call
Open Science in educational research offers the potential to strengthen its effects on education and the society at large by making its findings more visible and traceable. At ECER 2021 we want to adapt Open Science to Educational Research by discussing capacities of open research practices as well as boundaries, by adopting decentralised perspectives on this phenomenon. Thereby, we want to highlight two perspectives: 1) to broaden the view from the predominant singular STEM rationale of science to diverse epistemologies in Educational Sciences; 2) empowering decentralised European perspectives on Open Science in education. We aim to unfold the phenomenon in a first step and to envision in a second step a common European Open Educational Science perspective.

This special call focuses on different topics on open science and encourages particularly the participation of researchers in decentralized European regions. As the framework and measures of the European education sector are country specific, the involvement of different and especially decentralised european perspectives serves to identify common grounds and diversities regarding a European open research landscape.

With this special call we invite participants to submit papers, symposia, research workshops, and round tables related to Open Science in Education. Thereby, we try to connect research, infrastructure, and practice and are looking forward for joint sessions with other networks.

Please indicate in your proposal that you are submitting to this network specific call.

Contact Person(s)
Christoph Schindler (Link-Convenor NW 12) Schindler(at)dipf.de
Karin Karlics (Co-Convenor NW 12) karin.karlics(at)ph-tirol.ac.at

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Interview with Link Convenor 2019

Change of Name

After ECER 2009 the Network 12 changed the name into LISnet – Library and Information Science Network. It was formerly known as "Libraries and Information Centres in Educational Research. "