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Open Pedagogy Learning Community

Open Pedagogy is an access-oriented commitment to learner-driven education. It is also a process of designing architectures and using tools for learning that enable students to shape the public knowledge commons of which they are a part.

Open pedagogy in practice can include creating, adapting, or updating OER with students, building course policies, outcomes, assignments, rubrics, and schedules of work collaboratively with students, or facilitating student-created and student-controlled learning environments such as Domain of One’s Own

In 2018, KPU ran two cohorts of an interdisciplinary Open Pedagogy Learning Community (OPLC; one face-to-face and one virtual). Each group explored a variety of open educational practices that go far beyond open textbooks and critically examined ways in which students and faculty can use open resources, open licensing, and open tools to work together to design powerful and authentic learning experiences. Each group read and annotated a single article and then met for a biweekly discussion.

This Fall, KPU is proud to partner with Keene State College in Keene, NH for an inter-institutional virtual OPLC. The OPLC will meet biweekly on Mondays at 1:30pm Pacific Time (4:30pm Eastern Time) on the following dates: October 7, October 21, November 4, November 18, December 2, & December 16 (topics and readings posted below). The OPLC will be co-facilitated by Karen Cangialosi (Professor of Biology, Open Education Faculty Fellow, Keene State College) and Rajiv Jhangiani (Associate Vice Provost, Open Education, Kwantlen Polytechnic University) and will be limited to 10 participants from each institution. Participants are expected to attend all of the sessions.

Note: The Fall 2019 OPLC is now full. However, if you would like to express your interest in joining our next OPLC (tentatively scheduled for Spring 2020) please complete the webform below.

date topic readings
October 7 Foundational Concepts

1. What is Open Pedagogy?

2. Open Education, Open Questions

Optional: Curated blog posts on Open Pedagogy

October 21 Critical Perspectives

1. Digital Sanctuary: Protection and Refuge on the Web?

2. 'Open' and 'Inclusive': What the heck are they? (set of two blog posts)

Optional: A Social Justice Framework for Understanding Open Educational Resources and Practices in the Global South

November 4 Student Agency TBA
November 18 Domains of One's Own TBA
December 2 UN Sustainable Development Goals TBA
December 16 Participant Share