Open pedagogy is the process of involving students in the creation, adaptation, and/or dissemination of openly licensed content.
Four Factors of Open Pedagogy:
- Openness in all elements of the teaching process and instructional practices such as open and transparent course design and development (learner-centered teaching)
- Student work is public and assignments benefit others beyond the limited course time and space (digital scholarship)
- Learners contribute novel ideas and original research to pressing contemporary problems (critical pedagogy)
- Students create, revise, or remix open educational resources (OER)
There are many ways to use open pedagogical practices in your courses. One approach involves your students choosing or creating content and assessments. Other approaches involve inviting students to help build course resources or create new resources on course topics.
Pressbooks is a great way to invite your students to be co-creators of knowledge. Below is a list of resources and assignment ideas you can use to learn more about open pedagogy and explore how Pressbooks can be used with open pedagogical practices.
OPEN PEDAGOGY RESOURCES
- The webinar “Open Pedagogy: The What, Why, and How” (about 1 hour) was recorded for the Open Education Network’s Certificate in OER Librarianship by Will Cross, Director of the Copyright & Digital Scholarship Center at NC State University Libraries. It’s available on the OEN’s YouTube channel, which has a lot of other great content related to open education.
- Open Pedagogy Project Roadmap (features case studies and resources)
- “A Guide to Making Open Textbooks with Students”
- “Expanding Our Sense of the Possible” (Steel Wagstaff’s presentation at 2019 OERizona workshop, which features examples of open pedagogy projects in Pressbooks)
- Open Pedagogy Notebook website
- “The Values of Open Pedagogy”
- H5P OER Hub (for global collaboration on interactive learning activites)
- “OER Activity Sourcebook: An Interactive Resource Guide”