Key points made:
-Research needs to be open access as researchers not affiliated to institutions do not have access to prior research.
-Open Educational Resources (OER) need to be researched and when doing open research one needs to stick to sound research principles.
-There is an intention to open / share all stages (proposal, methodology, instruments, questions and open data) as they become available in the research project.
-Open research methodologies can be used, but various aspects of of a research project could also be open or shared.
The difference openness makes:
-Openness has created new connections, allowed the spotting of less obvious results, and facilitates collaborative research.
-It is easier to get people to agree on collaborating if the results are going to be openly published. Research on OER carries an expectation of open publishing.
-More research is possible using open data. The author wrote a book and consulted his prior blogs on the subjected, along with comments from others, and could then include these in the book.
The reminder that when doing open research one should follow sound research principles. I think that this will lend credibility to the research.