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Open Educational Practices and Open Pedagogy: What, How and Why (Langara College)

Presentation for a lunch and learn at Langara College in Vancouver, BC, Canada, September 2019.

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Open Educational Practices and Open Pedagogy: What, How and Why (Langara College)

  1. 1. OPEN EDUCATIONAL PRACTICES: What, Why and How Christina Hendricks, University of British Columbia, Vancouver Langara, September 19, 2019 Except images licensed otherwise, this presentation is licensed CC BY-SA 4.0
  2. 2. Learning objectives By the end of the session you should be able to: • Give a brief explanation of open educational practices and/or open pedagogy • Describe some examples of OEP/OP • Explain some of the benefits of OEP/OP
  3. 3. Open Educational Practices (OEP) & Open Pedagogy: What?
  4. 4. What can be open? Resources Courses Practices
  5. 5. Open in which ways? see, e.g., Hodgkinson-Williams (2014) Cost Licenses Technical Accessible Connec- tion Social/ Cultural Free or minimal cost Commer- cial use or not, e.g. Tools & skills needed to revise; open source Web accessible, Universal Design for Learning Beyond an individual course Acknowledge situated nature of knowledge; consider alternative ways of knowing, learning
  6. 6. Catherine Cronin on OEP “the creation, use, and reuse of open educational resources (OER) as well as open pedagogies and open sharing of teaching practices.” (Cronin, 2017, p18). See also Cronin & MacLaren (2018)
  7. 7. Some examples of OEP  Use, revision & creation of OER  Open reflection & sharing of teaching practices, processes  Open enrollment courses  Open scholarship -- Open Practices Briefing Paper (Beetham et al., 2012) OER logo not eligible for copyright; open access logo from PLoS, licensed CC BY-SA 3.0 ; both on Wikimedia Commons
  8. 8. OEP and open pedagogy “… open pedagogy … is focused on teaching and learning as compared with broader aspects of scholarship” (Cronin & MacLaren 2018). Open Edu Practices Open Pedagogy
  9. 9. Tom Woodward on Open Pedagogy “Open pedagogy could be considered as a blend of strategies, technologies, and networked communities that make the process and products of education more transparent, understandable, and available to all the people involved” (Grush, 2014).
  10. 10. OER-enabled pedagogy “the set of teaching and learning practices that are only possible or practical in the context of the 5R permissions which are characteristic of OER.” -- Wiley & Hilton (2018) Reuse Revise Remix Retain Redistribute
  11. 11. Open Pedagogy: How? Examples
  12. 12. Non-disposable assignments “… assignments that are sustainable or not disposable, assignments that would have benefit to others beyond the limited course time and space” -- Maha Bali (2017) David Wiley on disposable assignments (2013) Images licensed CC0 on ttrash can and symbol for no
  13. 13. Wikipedia projects
  14. 14. Students & Open Textbooks Antologia Abierta de Literatura Hispana, cover licensed CC BY 4.0 Environmental Science Bites, Cover licensed CC BY 4.0 Fundamentals of Injury Biomechanics open textbook Image licensed CC BY 4.0
  15. 15. Students contributing to other OER UBC Open Case Studies Montgomery College UN SDG assignments
  16. 16. More student-created OER
  17. 17. Annotation 10 Ways to Annotate with Students
  18. 18. Students contributing to curriculum Creating assignments, exam questions, tutorials:  DS106 assignment bank  Rajiv Jhangiani’s Social Psychology course  Video tutorials, Digital Photography course Creating learning outcomes, assignments, grading policies & rubrics  Robin DeRosa’s First Year Seminar
  19. 19. Open Pedagogy: Why? Values & Ethics
  20. 20. Quotes about open pedagogy  “shift the student emphasis to contribution to knowledge as opposed to simple consumption of knowledge” (Heather Ross)  “the ability for learners to shape and take ownership of their own education” (Devon Ritter)  “connect with a broader, global community” (Tannis Morgan)  “teacher as ‘the’ authority vs. students being able to bring other sources of authority” (Jim Luke)
  21. 21. Open pedagogy & social justice “open pedagogy is an ethos that has two … components: • A belief in the potential of openness and sharing to improve learning • A social justice orientation – caring about equity, with openness as one way to achieve this” -- Maha Bali, “What is Open Pedagogy?” (2017) Photo licensed CC0 on
  22. 22. Access & Agency OER & OEP focus on (among other things): Access Agency Cost Revision, creation of OER Publicly & easily (?) available Contribution to knowledge Accessibility re: disabilities Co-create See, e.g., DeRosa & Jhangiani, Open Pedagogy Notebook
  23. 23. Values & Activities Equity: Access & Agency Collaborate ConnectContribute
  24. 24. Collaborate Contribute Connect  Share authority in courses; e.g., co- create curriculum  Flexibility, student choice  Transparency, build trust  Contribute to public knowledge; democratizing knowledge  Adapt, create, share OER  Connect w/wider networks:  Blogs  Social media  Social annotation  Wikipedia  Podcasts & videos  Etc….. See Hendricks 2017a, 2017b
  25. 25. Your turn! In pairs: choose a “traditional” assignment you know about or have used, and turn it into an open pedagogy assignment. (10 mins) Share back with whole group. (5 mins)
  26. 26. Thank you! Christina Hendricks Twitter: @clhendricksbc Mastodon:
  27. 27. Works cited, p. 1  Bali, M. (2017, April). Post on April Open Perspective: What is Open Pedagogy? Retrieved from pedagogy/  Beetham, H., Falconer, I., McGill, L., & Littlejohn, A. (2012). Open practices: Briefing paper. JISC. Retrieved from  Cronin, C. (2017). Openness and Praxis: Exploring the Use of Open Educational Practices in Higher Education. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 18(5). Retrieved from  Cronin, C., & MacLaren, I. (2018). Conceptualising OEP: A review of theoretical and empirical literature in Open Educational Practices. Open Praxis, 10(2), 127–143.
  28. 28. Works cited, p. 2  DeRosa, R. & Jhangiani, R. (n.d.). Open pedagogy. The Open Pedagogy Notebook. Retrieved from  Hendricks, C. (2017a, May 23). Navigating open pedagogy, part 2. Retrieved from  Hendricks, C. (2017b, October 25). Open Pedagogy, shared aspects. Retrieved from  Luke, J. (2017, April 23). What’s open? Are OER necessary? Retrieved from  Morgan, T. (2017, April 13). Reflections on #OER17 – From beyond content to open pedagogy. Retrieved from from-beyond-content-to-open-pedagogy/
  29. 29. Works cited, p. 3  Ritter, D. (2017, April). April open perspective: What is open pedagogy? Retrieved from  Ross, H. (2017, April). April open perspective: What is open pedagogy? Retrieved from  Wiley, D. (2013, October 21). What is open pedagogy? Retrieved from  Wiley, D., & Hilton, J. (2018). Defining OER-enabled pedagogy. The International Review of Research in Open & Distributed Learning, 19(4). Retrieved from
  30. 30. Credits • Presentation template by SlidesCarnival licensed CC BY 4.0 • Images not attributed above: o Photo on title slide & section slides by Monika Majkowska on Unsplash o UN Sustainable Development Goals graphic on slide 16 is public domain on Wikimedia Commons • All icons were purchased with a subscription to The Noun Project