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What is Open Pedagogy?

From University of Texas Arlington Libraries (2023):

"Open pedagogy is the practice of engaging with students as creators of information rather than simply consumers of it. It's a form of experiential learning in which students demonstrate understanding through the act of creation. The products of open pedagogy are student created and openly licensed so that they may live outside of the classroom in a way that has an impact on the greater community.

Open projects frequently result in the creation of open educational resources (OER). OER are free teaching and learning materials that are licensed to allow for revision and reuse. They can be fully self-contained textbooks, videos, quizzes, learning modules, and more."


Open Education Assignments, Examples, Case Studies:

Research on Open Education and OER:

Organizations Promoting Open Education:

Other relevant sites:


Esmiller, K. (2020). What is open pedagogy?

Hegarty, B. (2015). Attributes of open pedagogy: a model for using open educational resources. Educational Technology, July-August.

Iowa State University. (2023). Teach with open pedagogy. Iowa State University Open Educational Resources.

Iowa State University. (2023). Why open education? Iowa State University Open Scholarship Services.

University of Colorado. (2023, August 16). Open pedagogy: Examples. CU University Libraries. 

University of South Carolina. (2023, June 7). Open pedagogy. University of South Carolina Open Educational Resources.

University of Texas Arlington Libraries. (2023, August 9). Introduction to open pedagogy. UTA Libraries.


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