The course consists of several modules, each with its own learning objective, video, readings, activities, and discussion opportunity.

Because the OJS workflow involves many different roles, frequently interacting back and forth with one another, we’ve attempted to implement a “storytelling” approach. As part of this, we’ve created some fictional characters to represent an author, an editor, a reviewer, etc. We hope this will help to make the distinctions between the OJS roles clear for those new to the software.

Although self-paced, online courses are often solitary activities, we believe that the most effective learning is social. To help with this, we have built discussion sections into the bottom of each module and unit page. Please add your thoughts and experiences here, and post supportive, constructive replies to the comments of your co-students. Also look for opportunities to discuss what you are learning and thinking about with your co-workers, supervisors, colleagues, friends, and family. Share with them your enthusiasm for what you are learning and let them know how it will change your practice. Doing this will significantly enrich the learning you take away from this course.

We very much welcome any feedback you have about your experience with the course, and plan to continue modifying it as more people work through it.

The original material created for this course by PKP are the copyright of the SFU Library (Canada), but are made available under a Creative Commons CC-BY license, allowing you to use and re-purpose for your own needs, including translation. Any external content (e.g., Youtube videos) are covered by their own, individual licenses. Please see those original materials for details.

If this sounds right for you, let’s begin!