Competences for the Open Scholar


With colleagues from the Mediterranean, we are working on a project to identify competences of the Open Scholar, OpenMedScholars.
Yesterday was the OpenEducationDay in Switzerland and we presented the first draft of a set of competences, distributing them on Open Education, Open Science and Open Community.

Your feedback on these competences would be very welcome. You can find the presentation here:

and the padlets here to rate each competence in terms of its importance on a likert scale - to what extent is it a needed competence (5 stars) or not (0 star) for Open Education / Open Science / Open Community?:
Padlet - Competences related to the Open Education dimension:
Padlet - Competences related to the Open Science dimension:
Padlet - Competences related to the Open Community dimension:

Looking forward to your insights and comments - Thank you!

Neat initiative!

Useful followup to the roadmap from a year ago: Une feuille de route collaborative, transcontinentale, pour étendre l’éducation ouverte et libre par un dialogue pluriel.

Added some votes.

Interested in that competency framework:
Edudemia: le référentiel de compétences pour l’enseignement supérieur (

How would you compare it to the EU’s DigComp?

Here in Quebec, the provincial government has adopted its own Digital competency framework, particularly in the context of the 2018-2023 Digital Action Plan (DAP) for both education and higher education. Many people expect a new action plan, possibly geared towards Digital Transformation.
Prior to the 2018 DAP, our network of tuition-free colleges had created its own digital competency framework: ICT Profile for College Students - Eductive (hosted by my team).

Something I find particularly interesting in discussions of Digital Competency frameworks and other documents about Digital Literacy is that the Information Literacy component can get its own focus. Librarians are key allies in this work. And it does touch on issues of Research Data Management (RDM). Surely, RDM is deeply relevant in Open Scholarship. Some items in your Open Science Padlet do relate to broad RDM principles as set in the Open movement.

What might be constructive, at this point, is to link “all these opens” to one another, making them part of a broad ecosystemic approach to openness, inspired by @paulstacey’s Landscape of Open, and specifying some interdepencies.

Recently, I’ve been actively (and slowly) reading Constance Malpas’s blogpost about a version of the Ecosystem of Open: Open everything, everywhere, all at once ( I get the sense that we’re reaching an important moment at which we can really work together (across “all the opens”) to solve systemic issues. Many of which are wicked problems.
A key issue, for us as learning pros, is Epistemic Injustice. Concrete work done on Epistemic Justice dovetails nicely into Open Education and Open Scholarship.