4:15pm - 5:00pm Open Pedagogy: Moving from the throw-away assignment to student creating learning resources
Monday Nov 20 - 206 A
Often instructors assign students to write traditional essays to summarize, analyze, and perhaps build on concepts being covered in a course. Students research and write papers, and when they receive them back, students glance at the grade, maybe read some of the comments, and then file it in the recycling bin. Research has shown that when students write for an audience larger than a single instructor, such as for a public wiki or blog, the quality of the writing goes up. Open pedagogy involves students building on existing open educational resources (OER) or creating new OER that others can learn from and contribute to. Examples of this include students editing and adding to Wikipedia, writing for course blogs, contributing to open textbooks, etc. This session will explore how instructors can move from “throw-away assignments” to the use of open pedagogical practices, including discussion on how attendees can apply this in their own courses.