Open Educational Resources (OER)

What is Open Pedagogy?

"Open pedagogy is a practice which uses the 5R activity framework to design lessons and assessments that encourage students to improve or create course content. With open pedagogy projects, students are empowered to engage in information creation through non-disposable or renewable assignments. The student is both creator and contributor of assignments that are openly licensed, allowing the content to be shared, revised, and reused by future students in a course."

"... we might think about Open Pedagogy as an access-oriented commitment to learner-driven education AND as a process of designing architectures and using tools for learning that enable students to shape the public knowledge commons of which they are a part." -- Open Pedagogy Notebook

Examples of Open Pedagogy

  1. Adapt or remix OERs with your students. 
  2. Build OERs with your students. 
  3. Teach your students how to edit Wikipedia articles. 
  4. Facilitate student-created and student-controlled learning environments.
  5. Encourage students to apply their expertise to serve their community. Partner with nonprofit organizations to create  opportunities for students to apply their research or marketing skills.
  6. Engage students in public chats with authors or experts. Platforms such as Twitter can help engage students in scholarly and professional conversations with practitioners in their fields. 
  7. Build course policies, outcomes, assignments, rubrics, and schedules of work collaboratively with students. 
  8. Let students curate course content. We can involve students in the process of curating content for courses, either by offering them limited choices between different texts or by offering them solid time to curate a future unit more or less on their own (or in a group) as a research project.  

Adapted from the Open Pedagogy Notebook, which is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.