Module 3: Open Pedagogy
To incorporate open educational resources even further into your course, consider incorporating or developing class assignments that allow students to create their own open materials and share their work with the world.
This type of assignment falls under the heading of "Open Pedagogy." As defined by BCcampus on their Open Education page, open pedagogy, also known as open educational practices (OEP), is the use of open educational resources (OER) to support learning, or the open sharing of teaching practices with a goal of improving education and training at the institutional, professional, and individual level.
Here are some examples of activities and assignments that support Open Pedagogy:
- Adapt or remix OERs with your students
- Build OERs with your students
- Teach your students how to edit Wikipedia articles
- Have your students help write test questions
- Facilitate student-created and student-controlled learning environments in your LMS
- Build course policies, outcomes, assignments, rubrics, schedules of work collaboratively with students
- The OER Starter Kit Workbook: Open Pedagogy: This page goes into more depth in defining open pedagogy and also lists considerations for creating assignments.
- Open Pedagogy Notebook: This site collects examples of activities and resources that support open pedagogy.
- SUNY CPD Videos - Introduction to Open Pedagogy - February 20, 2019 (1:06:38): This video gives an overview of the concept of open pedagogy, presented by the creators of the Open Pedagogy Notebook linked above.
- Open Textbook Network - 6/23 Open Pedagogy: Supporting Faculty and Students with Remote Learning (59:25): The discussion in this video focuses on experiences of experimenting with and issues related to open pedagogy, including student privacy, collaborative tools and technology, and helpful resources.