rOpenSci Educators Collaborative: How Can We Develop a Community of Innovative R Educators?

Authors: Laura Ación, Mara Averick, Leonardo Collado-Torres, Auriel Fournier, Alison Presmanes Hill, Sean Kross, Lincoln Mullen

At the 5th annual rOpenSci unconference in May 2018, a group of scientists and educators shared their experiences, frustrations, failures, and successes teaching science with R. What came out of this discussion was a framework for rOpenSci Educators’ Collaborative: a community of practice for people interested and engaged in science education using R. This blog post is the third of a three-post series about education and R, written by this group of unconf18 participants. Read the first post about common pedagogical challenges here, and the second post about what makes a good open educational resource here.

tl;dr: we propose three calls to action:

  1. Share your curricular materials in the open.
  2. Participate in the rOpenSci Education profile series.
  3. Discuss with us how you want to be involved in rOpenSci Educators’ Collaborative.

Read post 3 of 3 here:

In! And my github repos for courses are now properly tagged.