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Tips and best practices: How libraries digitise their learning opportunities

Even if libraries are gradually reopening, it is still worthwhile to accelerate the further digitisation of their services. More digital services will enable libraries to promote openness more convincingly and to prepare for possible new closures of their local services. But how can training and other library services be offered online in a meaningful manner? We have put together some tips.


Horizon Report 2020: AI, XR and OER Begin to Catch on in Higher Education

The recently released new Horizon Report on Teaching and Learning covers again emerging technologies and practices interesting in the context of libraries and Open Science. Open Educational Resources are among the selected subjects and thus play a prominent role.


Horizon Report 2020: AI, XR and OER Begin to Catch on in Higher Education

The recently released new Horizon Report on Teaching and Learning covers again emerging technologies and practices interesting in the context of libraries and Open Science. Open Educational Resources are among the selected subjects and thus play a prominent role.


Open Science Strategy: TU Delft aims at the pole position for the open era

The TU Delft has recently released its open science strategy and has expressed the ambition to be a frontrunner in this area. We take a look at the topics and the management approach it has chosen in order to prepare its staff and students for research and education in the open era.


Open Science Strategy: TU Delft aims at the pole position for the open era

The TU Delft has recently released its open science strategy and has expressed the ambition to be a frontrunner in this area. We take a look at the topics and the management approach it has chosen in order to prepare its staff and students for research and education in the open era.


Horizon Report 2019: How new Technologies lead to a Redesign of Learning and Teaching

by Birgit Fingerle The Educause Horizon Report 2019 Higher Education Edition was published at the end of April 2019. Although the report’s name was slightly changed, its format has in large parts remained the same as in former editions: forecasting trends, challenges and developments in technology with impacts in higher education. But this time an additional section called “Fail or Scale” was introduced to reexamine previous panel forecasts and why some of them have not occurred or occurred yet as forecasted. Either way, a lot of the reports subjects were already addressed in the report’s 2018 edition, sometimes with a […]



Horizon Report 2018: Adapting higher education to the future of work

The new NMC Horizon Report 2018 Higher Education Edition was published by Educause on 16 August 2018. Thus, the publisher is new but the structure of the report remains the same as within its former editions. The report on higher education is divided into three categories: trends accelerating technology adoption, challenges impeding technology adoption and important technological developments in Higher Education. There are six topics assigned to each of these categories. The categories are being subdivided according to different levels of difficulty or according to short, mid or long-term horizon. In our blog post we highlight the report’s topics that […]


Promoting OER: How to create an open textbook

Dr Maximilian Heimstädt University is working in a team on a textbook dealing with the topic of “Organising Openness” as an open educational resource (OER). In this interview, he introduces the book project “Organizing Openness: Concepts and Cases” and reports on his experiences and research findings. Who is the OER textbook “Organizing Openness: Concepts and Cases” intended for and which topics are dealt with? Our university textbook deals with questions relating to open organisations and organising openness. At the heart of the textbook are six chapters on the theoretical “concepts” of openness and six chapters on empirical phenomena “cases”. We […]


Anleitung für Open Science: Wie Universitäten die Umsetzung in der Praxis fördern

Indiana University Bloomington Auf der erst kürzlich gelaunchten Seite Open Scholarship @ IU Bloomington werden – unterteilt in die drei Kategorien “Open Access“, “Open Data” und “Open Journals” – sehr übersichtlich Informationen bereitgestellt, um Angehörige der Indiana University Bloomington beim Umsetzen der Open Science-Prinzipien in die Praxis zu unterstützen. Eingebunden ist dabei unter anderem die Universitätsbibliothek mit ihrem Scholarly Communication Department. Neben der Unterstützung bei der Erstellung von Forschungsdatenmanagementplänen besteht die Möglichkeit, Beratungstermine zu vereinbaren. Arizona State Universityy ist die entsprechende Seite der Arizona State University Library. Hier wird besonderer Wert darauf gelegt zu vermitteln, was Open Science ist und […]