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What is Open Pedagogy?
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.
8 Qualities of Open Pedagogy
Collective ideas regarding open pedagogy "Free learning content is somewhat inevitable. Good learning design and quality instruction, however, are not."
Open Pedagogy Notebook
Open Pedagogy Notebook is an online community designed to share practices and examples of open pedagogy.
Open Pedagogy Library
Concrete examples of how open pedagogy is implemented in the real world.
Open Anthology of Earlier American Literature
An OER Anthology of Earlier American Literature, to 1899, Edited by Robin DeRosa; created by undergraduate students of Plymouth State University.
DS106 Assignment Bank
This site hosts the assignments that participants in the open online digital storytelling course, ds106, complete as part of their work in the course. Rather than specifying assignments everyone must do, participants can choose from an array of ones included on this site- all of them have been created by course participants. Each assignment has a rated difficulty of 1 to 5 stars (participants can vote), so for a particular topic, the task might be to complete 10 stars worth of say, Design Assignments.
Online Annotation Tools
CommentPress is an open-source WordPress theme and plugin for “social texts in social contexts”: it allows readers to comment paragraph-by-paragraph, line-by-line, or bloc-by-block in the margins of a text.
Genius Web Annotator
Genius lets you add line-by-line annotations to any page on the Internet. Once you have activated Genius on a page, just highlight a line of text, click the pop-up Genius button, and say something that adds value to the page. Annotated webpages can be shared with everyone.
Hypothes.is an open platform for discussion on the web. It leverages annotation to enable sentence-level critique or note-taking on top of news, blogs, scientific articles, books, terms of service, ballot initiatives, legislation and more.
SocialBook is a new publishing platform based on the idea that "a book is a place" where readers can congregate. We've made it very easy to annotate a text and to follow a conversation in the margins.
Domain of One's Own
Teams and Organizations can setup accounts using subdomains for free or optionally purchase domain registrations. Provides easy access to install over 100 open source applications with ease directly in the control panel. From Reclaim Hosting, which provides hosting support for individuals and institutions that want to build out spaces online for personal portfolios, digital projects, and more.
Omeka is a free, flexible, and open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions. Its “five-minute setup” makes launching an online exhibition as easy as launching a blog. Omeka is a project of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University.
Pressbooks is easy-to-use book writing software that lets you create a book in all the formats you need to publish. Pressbooks delivers print-ready files for CreateSpace, IngramSpark and Lightning Source, as well as ebook files optimized to look great in all ebook stores: Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks, Nook, Kobo, Google Play and more.
PubPub is a free and open tool for collaborative editing, instant publishing, continuous review, and grassroots journals
The Wiki Education Foundation connects higher education to the publishing power of Wikipedia. Bridging Wikipedia and academia creates opportunities for any learner to contribute to, and access, open knowledge. Wiki Ed supports the Wikipedia Education Program in the United States and Canada. Since 2010, university instructors participating in the program have assigned their students to add content to course-related articles on Wikipedia. Students gain key 21st century skills like media literacy, writing and research development, and critical thinking, while content gaps on Wikipedia get filled thanks to students’ efforts.
Described as a simple web tool for storytelling. Free and paid versions available. The goal is to enable creative individuals and organizations to produce beautiful and shareable stories, attract new audiences, and build business around their work—without knowing a line of code.
Follow the Conversation
Suggested Twitter feeds to follow:
- @thatpsychprof (Rajiv Jhangiani)
- @actualham (Robin DeRosa)
- @millerJamison (Jamison Miller)
- @cgreen (Cable Green)
- @opencontent (David Wiley)
- @johnhiltoniii (John Hilton III)
- @open_textbooks (Open Textbook Network)
- @OpenStax (OpenStax)
Interactive OER (blog)
OER Interactive is a site dedicated to promote high-impact active learning through the use of well designed interactive free-to-use and fully open educational resources (iOER).
Intro to Openness in Education
Stand-alone course offered through P2PU that explores the history and impacts of openness in education. The main goal of the course is to provide a broad but shallow grounding in the primary areas of work in the field of open education. Course designed and developed by David Wiley.