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Title: Towards innovation in digital and open scholarship for nonrivalrous lifelong learning and supporting open learning: The case of the Open Scholars Network
Authors: Nkuyubwatsi, Bernard
Ndayishimiye, Viateur
Ntirenganya, Jean Bosco
Umwungerimwiza, Yves Didier
First Published: 7-Oct-2015
Citation: eLearning Papers, 2015, Issue 44, pp. 53-59
Abstract: The Open Scholars Network was created with an agenda to respond to the increasing inaccessibility of higher education to underprivileged learners in Rwanda, and to the need for open scholarship and digital scholarship development among academics in this country. The network emerged from a study on opening up higher education. It consists of academics/teachers who are trained or are willing to develop competences in open education, distance education, eLearning, open scholarship and digital scholarship via non-rivalrous lifelong learning. In this paper, definitions of the open scholarship and digital scholarship concepts in the relevant literature are noted. Then, the study results and contextual challenges that led to the creation of the Open Scholars Network are presented. Finally, the current and envisaged contribution of the network to open/ digital scholarship development and opening up higher education is discussed. This article may be beneficial to educators, open scholars and digital scholars in both well-resourced and under-resourced settings.
ISSN: 1887-1542
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © the authors, 2015. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives License ( ), which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
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