Program for Open Scholarship and Education (POSE)

The Program for Open Scholarship and Education (POSE) is a new one-year flexible and blended program jointly presented by the UBC Open Working Group, the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology and UBC Library. The program will help you develop foundational knowledge of Open Scholarship, Open Education and Open Research. By completing this program you will gain the tools and strategies to become proficient in supporting and advocating for open practices. The program is intended for faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students with an interest in open research, open access, open data and open education. We also invite non-UBC faculty, staff, and students at the post-secondary level to join the conversation. Depending on the program pathway that you select, you can learn about:
  • Open Education
  • Open Access
  • Open Research

Program Learning Objectives

General program outcomes for the POSE:
  • Develop an understanding of open scholarship in higher education and the intersections of each area: open access, education, data, and research
  • Develop strategies to address potential risks and challenges when planning to engage in open practices
  • Be prepared to support and develop open education, open access or open research projects
  • Create an open project with the support of UBC experts and receive feedback from peers

Program Format

To support participant flexibility, the program is composed of online self-paced modules that you can complete throughout the year. You are also required to participate in 3 online synchronous sessions during the program. Upon completion, you will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Key Dates

  • August 19: 1-2:30 pm: Kick-Off Session
  • December 7, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Midpoint Session
  • April 19, 12-1:30 pm – Wrap-up Ssession

Time Commitment

This program is designed to take no more than 3 hours per month including synchronous workshops, online modules, and activities. The program should take approximately 21 hours to complete.

Registration Information

To register for the POSE program, please complete the registration form . We will get back to you with information about the next steps. We are looking forward to learning and working with you to further open education and research at the University of British Columbia.