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Open Educational Resources

Open Pedagogy

Open pedagogy is the practice of involving students in the creation of scholarship. It's a way to help students contribute to knowledge rather than simply consuming it. Considered a form of experiential learning, open pedagogy allows students to learn through practice and experiment with their own creativity and direction. Frequently, the output of students involved in open pedagogy will result in collaborative products that are openly licensed and accessible to others. 

There are many ways to involve students in the creation of knowledge. Some professors allow students to perform research and then correct or contribute to a Wikipedia page. Others ask students to create blogs or websites detailing their learning and experiences. Some simply ask students to learn about a topic and then create problems for other students to solve. There are professors who allow students to annotate and discuss readings with each other and even those outside of the class visibly on the web. Other instructors facilitate open chats with students, authors, and experts through Twitter. Some students even produce open, online textbooks that can be used by the larger education community. 

Tools and Resources

Enhancing Pedagogy via Open Educational Practices

Open Pedagogy Examples

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