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Saturday, November 3 • 3:35pm - 4:45pm
Opening Up the Hidden Curriculum of the Open Movement

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Entering the open community can be a whirlwind of new jargon, people, and practices. What is “scholarly communication”? Are “APCs” a good thing or bad? Which of the many conferences and journals with “open” in the name are worth your often-scarce time and resources?

New practitioners and advocates need to learn new terms, but also must master a “hidden curriculum” of cultural expectations and invisible systems similar to the invisible curriculum that first-generation students navigate as they enter higher education: https://www.chronicle.com/article/We-Must-Help-First-Generation/244830

This session invites you to a conversation about what that curriculum is and how we can teach and improve it. A team of librarians is developing an OER that will introduce the nuts-and-bolts of Scholarly Communication (https://lisoer.wordpress.ncsu.edu) but this movement is designed to center new voices and move beyond traditional and received practices. How can we move beyond the limited perspectives of those (mostly white, North American, R1-focused) authors to create a more inclusive and transformative open educational resource? Join the conversation to share your own experience and help us think about how to welcome everyone and support a more inclusive open movement.


Saturday November 3, 2018 3:35pm - 4:45pm EDT
Accolate West 003