April 17-18 2019
Vancouver, BC
SFU Harbour Centre Campus 515 W Hastings St

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Thursday, April 18 • 8:30am - 10:30am
Designing for Open: Educational Design and Open Pedagogy

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This workshop briefly introduces open pedagogy and showcases a diverse set of examples of open pedagogy in practice. Participants will then discuss design issues such as assessment, sustainability, and ethical issues, and will make a plan for revising or creating a new open pedagogy activity in their own context.  Session Objectives
After attending the session, participants will be able to:
  1. Explain what they take open pedagogy to be and give examples
  2. Evaluate approaches to practical issues that should be taken into consideration when engaging in an open pedagogy project
  3. Formulate a plan for implementing an open pedagogy project in their own context

The term “open pedagogy” refers to an access-oriented commitment to learner-driven education wherein learners and instructors are co-creators of knowledge and educational tools that contribute the public knowledge commons. While open pedagogy implies an overall teaching philosophy and course design principles, it can be taken on as a project-based approach so that open pedagogical practices can slowly be integrated into a course. This workshop begins with a brief overview of debates around the concept of open pedagogy before showcasing a diverse set of examples of open pedagogy in practice. Uniting our examples are principles such as teaching students how to share their work, making projects sustainable, and “renewable assignments” in which learners work with instructors and their peers to create or adapt OER as part of their program of study. The facilitators and participants will then engage in an interactive activity design to elicit several practical issues and a discussion of how to address them. Such issues could include:
  • Addressing the potential exploitation of student labour to create resources
  • Respecting students’ desire for privacy 
  • Helping students understand copyright and how to evaluate the choice of licenses for their work
  • Developing appropriate assessment rubrics for open pedagogy projects
  • Developing a sustainable model for open pedagogy projects
  • Introducing open pedagogy through small teaching practices.

In the last portion section of the workshop, participants will plan and discuss with others one or more open pedagogy projects they hope to implement in their own contexts.

avatar for Will Engle

Will Engle

Strategist, Open Education Initiatives, The University of British Columbia
Teaching and Learning Centre Staff
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Christina Hendricks

Professor of Teaching in Philosophy, Academic Director, Centre for Teaching, Learning & Technology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Philosophy, OER, open textbooks, open pedagogy, accessibility
avatar for Gill Green

Gill Green

Professor, Okanagan College
Property rights, war crimes, GIScience, & open pedagogy.
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Rajiv Jhangiani

Associate Vice President, Teaching & Learning, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Lucas Wright

University of British Columbia

Thursday April 18, 2019 8:30am - 10:30am PDT
Room 1400