On the first day of GOSH 2018 we will dedicate 1h of moderated discussion to the topic LEARN.
LEARN means two things:
1.) how we can use / develop / implement OScH (Open Science Hardware) in an educational setting, thus preparing the next generation with the skills and mindset of open source culture. Many initiatives self-identify as STEAM, but also show a huge diversity depending on the cultural context, access to resources and openness.
2.) looking at our roadmap, LEARN also means, how can we study ourselves?
" Openness is an invitation to learn—whether learning about the inner workings of scientific instruments or learning how to develop stronger OScH projects both inside and outside established research centers. Only by learning about the technical, legal, and socio-economic challenges facing OScH can practitioners further support and grow the community, creating the conditions for positive social and technical change."