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Affordable Course Materials and Open Educational Resources (OER) for Faculty: Open Pedagogy

  • Open Educational Practices (Cronin’s 2018 Open Edu Global presentation):
    • Use / reuse / creation of OER and collaborative, pedagogical practices employing social and participatory technologies for interaction, peer-learning, knowledge creation and sharing, and empowerment of learners.
  • OER-enabled Pedagogy (Wiley & Hilton’s 2018 journal article):
    • A set of teaching and learning practices only possible or practical when you have permission to engage in the 5R activities.


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Decolonizing the Classroom

In an attempt to decolonize the classroom, one can make many changes:

  • diversify materials and content;
  • teach to learning outcomes that address power and social justice;
  • design assessments that allow diverse students to demonstrate mastery in diverse ways;
  • involve students in the creation of knowledge, content, and curriculum;
  • embrace diverse language usage in interactions, writing and tests;
  • involve oneself at the institutional, local, state and national levels to advocate for equity.

From the April 11. 2019 post, Decolonizing the Classroom: Step 1, written by National Council of Teachers of English member Michael Seward, NCTE Standing Committee on Global Citizenship.

Source: The Values of Open Pedagogy by Caroline Sinkinson 

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UC San Diego example of Open Pedagogy

Course: HIEU 164 (Spring 2018)

Title: Early Modern Women Wikipedia Project

Faculty: Ulrike Strasser

Librarians: Sam Dunlap (European history resources), Lia Friedman (Wikipedia overview)

In brief: Students chose a woman in the Early Modern period to research extensively. They were then instructed on how to become a Wikipedia editor and tasked to expand an existing biographical entry or to create a thorough entry of their own. In this way, students learned about knowledge creation through collaboration and by contributing to the actual process.

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