Program for Open Scholarship and Education (POSE)

The Program for Open Scholarship and Education (POSE) is an online three month flexible and blended program that will help you develop foundational knowledge of Open Scholarship, Open Education, and Open Research.

In POSE, we’ll be exploring how open copyright licenses, collaborative practices, and networked technologies have the potential to lower barriers to knowledge by making the processes and products of scholarship more distributed, transparent, and accessible.

POSE is intended for faculty, staff, postdocs, and students with an interest in open research, open access, open data and open education. The program is open and free for UBCO, UBCV, and non-UBC faculty, staff, and students at the post-secondary level.

You will learn about:

  • Open Access
  • Open Research
  • Open Education

By completing this program you will gain the strategies to become proficient in engaging in, supporting and advocating for open practices. POSE is jointly presented by the UBC Open Working Group, the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology and  UBC Library.

POSE will next run in 2025! Keep an eye out for an announcement and registration information this fall!

Program Learning Objectives

  • 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
  • Have the tools to 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 over three months. You are also required to participate in two online synchronous sessions during the program. We will also host optional sessions each month where you can engage with various practitioners in the different areas of open scholarship and meet other participants in a synchronous environment. Upon completion, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. 

Time Commitment

This program is designed to take no more than 3-5 hours per month including synchronous workshops, online modules, and personal project work. The program should take approximately 20 hours to complete. All workshops and synchronous sessions will be online via Zoom.

Note to Non-UBC Participants:

In order to register for this program, non-UBC faculty, staff, and students will need to create a UBC Basic CWL. To do this, please go to the CWL page and scroll down to the accordion tab that reads “Basic”. Follow the instructions there for creating and activating a Basic CWL, then please return to this page to register for the program.

More Information about Open Scholarship

We are looking forward to learning and working with you to further open education and research at the University of British Columbia. For more information on Open UBC, please visit