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.
During the 2019-2020 academic year, KPU partnered with Keene State College in Keene, NH for an inter-institutional virtual OPLC. The topics and readings are listed below.
- Digital Sanctuary: Protection and Refuge on the Web?
- 'Open' and 'Inclusive': What the heck are they?
- A Social Justice Framework for Understanding Open Educational Resources and Practices in the Global South
- What does it mean to “own” your education?
- Student spotlight: Matthew Moore, The Open Anthology of Earlier American Literature, 2nd edition
- What an Open Pedagogy class taught me about myself
- Signing Students Up for Surveillance
Domains of One's Own
- Neither Locked Out nor Locked In by Martha Burtis
- A Domain of One’s Own in a Post-Ownership Society by Audrey Watters
- Do I Own my Own Domain if you Grade it? by Andrew Rikard
- Optional: KSC Open Student/Faculty Exhibit
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
- Sample Open Pedagogy assignments (UN SDG Open Pedagogy Fellowship)
- Education for Sustainable Development Goals by UNESCO