The case for an open science in technology enhanced learning Articles uri icon

authors

  • KRAKER, PETER
  • LEONY ARREAGA, DERICK ANTONIO
  • REINHARDT, WOLFGANG
  • BENHAM, G√úNTER

publication date

  • November 2011

start page

  • 643

end page

  • 654

issue

  • 6

volume

  • 3

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1753-5255

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1753-5263

abstract

  • In this paper, we make the case for an open science in technology enhanced learning (TEL). Open science means opening up the research process by making all of its outcomes, and the way in which these outcomes were achieved, publicly available on the World Wide Web. In our vision, the adoption of open science instruments provides a set of solid and sustainable ways to connect the disjoint communities in TEL. Furthermore, we envision that researchers in TEL would be able to reproduce the results from any paper using the instruments of open science. Therefore, we introduce the concept of open methodology, which stands for sharing the methodological details of the evaluation provided, and the tools used for data collection and analysis. We discuss the potential benefits, but also the issues of an open science, and conclude with a set of recommendations for implementing open science in TEL.