Open Pedagogy- #Unfinished

In the upcoming semester, I have a couple of opportunities to talk with faculty about open pedagogy (#OEP).  Below are my beginning thoughts of trying to round up and articulate my thoughts about #OEP and how it moves beyond the discussion of #OER.  Additionally, I have included a short list of openly available resources that have influenced my thinking. There are more, but sadly, some are not open access. There are many I have missed.

I welcome additional ideas and thoughts.

Open Pedagogy

Moves beyond the question of why use Open Educational resources and to the question how does the use of Open Educational Resources shift the way you teach?

Open pedagogical practices emphasize connection and community enabled by technology and openly licensed materials. (Aligned with Connected Learning) Example activities

  • Choral Note taking
  • Collaborative Writing Assignments
  • Twitter chats, google hangouts, other technology enabled discussions
  • Blogging
  • Group annotation of articles
  • Group assignments
  • Open scholarship (See Laura Gogia ‘s A Deconstructed Dissertation)
Open pedagogical practices privilege access: access to content, access to learning Example activities

Open pedagogical practices are learner driven. Example activities

  • Peer review
  • (re-usable) Learner generated content
  • Project based learning
  • Fakebook assignments
  • Student Curated Course Materials
  • Student generated study guides
Open pedagogical practices are creation oriented. Example activities

  • Photo essays
  • Infographics
  • Videos and presentation
  • Meme assignments
  • Maker assignments (digital or physical)
  •  Game centered learning
Open pedagogical practices promote serendipitous learning and innovation. Example activities

  • Google jockey
  • Conversations in the wild (having open conversations)
  • Twitter and other social media assignments
  • Genius hour activities

Most of these example assignments overlap principle categories

Two other principles I want to include are:

  • Open pedagogical practices emphasize purpose over specific technology (Aligned with Digital Pedagogy)
  • Open pedagogical practice promotes critical pedagogy.

Some light reading

Laura Gogia- “Connected Course Design at VCU”

Bronwyn Hegarty- Attributes of Open Pedagogy

Catherine Cronin’s References and Links for “Openness and Praxis: Exploring the use of open educational practices for teaching in higher education

Jesse Strommel- Critical Pedagogy: A Definition (note this essay is annotated with reader comments which is a great example)

Sean Michael Morris- “Decoding Digital Pedagogy, Pt. 1: Beyond the LMS”

Jesse Strommel- Decoding Digital Pedagogy, Pt. 2: (Un) Mapping the Terrain.

Jody R. Rosen and Maura A. Smale  “Open Digital Pedagogy= Critical Pedagogy”

Robin De Rosa- “ Working in/At Public”


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