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How can Pressbooks empower educators in resource development
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<This is from Doug Strable> Q: Reflect on how feasible and or important a transition to open research is either generally for society or very specifically for your area of practice. The article from Habishi about knowledge creation is fantastic. From my background in software development and recent graduate studies, the transition to open research, especially in the humanities, is not a question anymore of whether replication is possible in humanities-based research, as the Peel article concludes, it is already expected the in today’s global knowledge society. This is also the concept behind educational design research (EDR), This article, The research we have is not the research we need, explores the focus of EDR from asking “what works” to “what is the problem” (Reeves & Lin, 2020 (Links to an external site.)). These are the same questions we ask in software development daily. There are additional clues about the importance and process of replication in the humanities by looking at how software is developed. Any programmer can create software that will “do something”, but what happens when the developer leaves and someone else needs to take over? It is very time consuming and nearly impossible for non-authors to read code and understand the logic, if the original programmer has not included any notes in the code. Adding notes to the code, or in the case of qualitative research projects, in the humanities, allows the sharing andcreation of knowledge. The creation of knowledge is not the same as the transfer of knowledge which assumes knowledge moves from the person holding the knowledge of the “sage” or private publication houses. (We have Google and YouTube for that now). Knowledge creation develops through reflection, sharing and interaction of research (Habishi,2018 (Links to an external site.) ) building on one’s knowledge, as in software development. This is where I see Open Research is so vitally important in the world today. I recommend taking a look at Habish’s OER (naturally) article, Unleashing knowledge creation and sharing in a reflective open education on the link above.
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How can Pressbooks empower educators in resource development
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