Open learning in geography teaching in higher education

Open learning and open science are more engaged each other than one can think. In the geography teaching in higher education we have noticed that more open data sources, rise of open source software, and call for open publishing have affected also to our ways to teach. Because teaching and research are going hand in hand in higher education, so are open science and open learning too.

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A webinar on estimating the quality of open access journals – and other open science events in May

Helsinki University Library organises a webinar, which will introduce UH researchers to the characteristic features of predatory publishers and journals and explain by which criteria one can tell the good journals from the predatory journals. In addition to this, library welcomes all University of Helsinki researchers, students and staff to virtual Open Science Café every Tuesday at 2–3 pm until the end of May.

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Open science during coronavirus outbreak – an overview of the manifestations of openness

While states have closed their borders in response to the coronavirus outbreak, science has opened up in a unique way. Researchers have been openly sharing their outputs and making research available across disciplines, publishers have broken down their paywalls, and new ways of creating and disseminating scientific knowledge have been developed. This blog article provides an overview of the manifestations and features of open science over the past few months.

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Avoin tiede koronan aikaan – katsaus avoimuuden ilmentymiin poikkeustilanteessa

Samalla, kun valtiot ovat sulkeutuneet koronaviruspandemian aikana, tiede on avautunut ainutlaatuisella tavalla. Tutkijat jakavat aineistojaan avoimesti muiden saataville ja tekevät tutkimusta yli tieteenalarajojen, kustantajat purkavat maksumuurejaan ja uusia tapoja tieteellisen tiedon luomiseksi ja välittämiseksi kehitetään. Tässä blogiartikkelissa luodaan yleiskatsaus avoimen tieteen ja tiedon avoimuuden ilmentymiin ja teemoihin viimeisen kolmen kuukauden aikana.

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Open access as a dream which came true

This is a story how open access gave a new life for our book on research ethics. As everyone knows, open science and open access, in particular, is in fashion in recent research policy. However sometimes it seems that there is a lot of talk and discussion on it but not so much real doing. We will tell our about a fortunate case when we were in the right place at the right time.

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Avoimen tieteen julistus vuosille 2020–2025 on julkaistu – kansallinen paperi määrittelee kehityksen suunnan

Avoimen tieteen ja tutkimuksen julistus 2020–2025 on kansallinen linjaus, joka määrittelee, mihin suuntaan avointa tiedettä tutkimusyhteisössä viedään. Joulukuussa hyväksytty ja tammikuussa julkaistu julistus linjaa vision, mission ja strategisten päämäärien muodossa kehityksen suunnan. Suomalaiseen tutkimusyhteisöön kuuluvien organisaatioiden on määrä allekirjoittaa julistus helmikuussa.

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How and why I self-archive – four researchers report their views

Many reasons are given for self-archiving, and self-archivers follow many different practices. We asked four researchers from different disciplines how and why they self-archive their research results. We also asked the researchers about their views on the promotion of self-archiving. This is the seventh part of the Think Open blog’s article series on self-archiving.

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Open science and qualitative research evaluation

”Responsible research evaluation must look past abstract quantitative indicators and examine research in its true context, which requires qualitative research evaluation approaches and methods.” In this blog article, Joona Lehtomäki, a science adviser at the division of strategic research at the Academy of Finland (Research Councils Finland), writes about research evaluation, role of metrics, impact of research, open science and the qualitative turn in research evaluation. Lehtomäki also outlines what would a turn towards more contextualized and qualitative research evaluation mean in practice.

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Open science in my PhD

”Science should be transparent and accessible to everyone. Today, I firmly believe that science goes hand in hand with openness. When I started my PhD couple of years ago, I did not even know what open science meant. Since then, I have taken baby steps towards a more sustainable science culture.” In this blog post, University of Helsinki doctoral student Julia Kemppinen writes on a practical level how she learned to understand the importance of open science and how she implements open science practices in her research.

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Two-point checklist about self-archiving for University of Helsinki researchers

Does self-archiving of research articles seem difficult or laborious? It’s not. Basically, there is only two things you need to remember about self-archiving at the University of Helsinki (if you want to choose the easiest way). This is the sixth part of Think Open blog’s article series on self-archiving.

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