Through open licensing, OER opens up possibilities for new, more collaborative teaching and learning practices— because the materials can be used, adapted and shared within and across learning communities. Open pedagogy - a component of OERs - places the student at the center of that learning process in a more engaging, collaborative learning environment. This section explores Open Pedagogy—collaborative teaching and learning practices that help educators to advance a culture of sharing and active learning through OER.
Open Pedagogy refers to collaborative teaching and learning practices that help educators to advance a culture of sharing and active learning through OER.
Below is a framework for Open Pedagogy, proposed by Bronwyn Hegarty. Developing "openness" can be challenging. For example, educators may be uncomfortable sharing their work or inviting peer review in open platforms. Open Pedagogy does require a change in mindset to develop openness and work in a specific way; however, most educators already collaborate and share, and the attributes listed below are about extending that current practice.
This box is adapted from The Nebraska OER Toolkit, which was developed with assistance from the College Libraries Ontario (CLO), the Ontario Colleges Library Service (OCLS) the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME).
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