MOOC "Science 2.0 and Open Research Methods"
Science is undergoing a major transformation. The proliferation of digital and Web 2.0 social technologies brought about shifts in all major aspects of academic scholarship – doing research, scholarly communication, collaboration, funding, teaching, and publishing. In Science 2.0 scholars broaden their worldview through the global reach of current information technologies and use social media to engage with people from all kinds of disciplinary, cultural and professional backgrounds in collaborative networks.
The MOOC will show young academics how to utilize the Web 2.0 technologies to search, access and use information, to organize knowledge, develop new ideas, build networks with other scholars, public institutions and society. Learners will understand the principles of open science and how they can contribute to a culture of openness in their everyday research life.
Who is this course for? The course is addressing young scholars - PhDs, Post-docs and students at an advanced level (graduate students) - from all disciplines that want to learn in collaboration with others about the benefits of Web 2.0 technologies and principles of openness for scientific research and academic practice.