Open Pedagogy Approaches, Faculty, Library, and Student Collaborations

This may be of interest to those who are concerned or curious about open education and OER. Open Pedagogy Approaches: Faculty, Library, and Student Collaborations, edited by Kimberly Davies Hoffman and Alexis Clifton, was published online recently. It is notable as an open resource about teaching and learning with open resources, and for the way it highlights the value of open pedagogy for digital and information literacy.
The book contains case studies of open pedagogy projects, which are organized into four sections: Introductory Framework, Open Pedagogy as Textbook Replacement, Open Pedagogy as Open Student Projects, and Open Pedagogy and Open Course Design. These examples of what can be done with open materials are good sources of ideas and inspiration.

From the Forward by Robin DeRosa:

“…what excited me most about working with openly licensed materials was how it enabled me to rethink the work that my students and I were doing together. What if the project of education was less about encountering knowledge and more about interacting with it? What would it mean for my students, my institution, my community, my world if we thought about education as a collaborative endeavor, and built architectures that encouraged a commons-oriented approach to learning? Surely this would mean making learning materials affordable, but surely it wouldn’t mean only that.

As an aside, DeRosa’s group at Plymouth State University has been doing some open planning for the uncertain fall semester. Their Four Models for HiFlex Course Design may be of interest as well.

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