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Pedagogy and OERS-working on open pedagogy


OER-Enabled Pedagogy is the set of teaching and learning practices only practical in the context of the 5R permissions characteristic of open educational resources. Some people – but not all – use the terms “open pedagogy” or “open educational practices” synonymously.

  • Studies have shown that OERs often contain multimedia content that increases comprehension, retention, and creates learning stimuli. Multimedia enhances and illustrates concepts and examples in ways that static print textbooks do not.
  • Easy to customize, offer multiple perspectives and up-to-date information.
  • Empower your students in their learning by inviting them to submit open content to be reviewed by you for inclusion in your course. Teach them analytical skills, how to evaluate information and improve their digital literacy.
  • Create renewable assignments instead of disposable assignments supporting students as knowledge creators instead of just knowledge consumers.  
  • Increased access to course content via mobile devices.
  • How can you use OERs in your classroom to improve your teaching? What does it mean to incorporate open pedagogy in your course? Here are some suggestions to make collaboration and sharing an integral part of your teaching.