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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. 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.

Though student-generated and openly licensed form the foundation of open pedagogy, the outputs vary tremendously. Examples include:

  • interactive digital resources designed for non-profits or local businesses,
  • collection and open sharing of data, and
  • student-authored or curated content published as open textbooks, as well as e-portfolios, blogs, and wikis.

For more on open pedagogy, visit our guide.

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