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Open Educational Resources (OER)

This guide provides resources and tools for faculty wishing to implement open educational resources (OER) in their courses.

What is Open Pedagogy?

"Open pedagogy, also known as open educational practices (OEP), is the use of open educational resources (OER) to support learning, or the open sharing of teaching practices with a goal of improving education and training at the institutional, professional, and individual level." (BCCampus)

Open Pedagogy Assignment Examples

Examples of Open Pedagogy / OER-enabled Pedagogy assignments include:

  • Editing or creating Wikipedia articles
  • Collaborative creation of a textbook
  • Creating a shared annotative bibliography
  • Student-created study guides

For more examples, see the links below.

Benefits of Open Pedagogy

Open pedagogy assignments provide opportunities for students to 

  • be partners in their education by engaging with, analyzing and creating content for their classes
  • engage in higher-order learning--including critical thinking skills
  • utilize and practice skills that are applicable for their careers including teamwork, communication, content creation, and technology

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Student Agreements

Since open pedagogy assignments often involve open publishing of materials, it is is best practice to engage students with a discussion on copyright. Additionally, students should have an opportunity to choose whether to share their work publicly. Here is some additional information and examples.