Introduction to Open Pedagogies and Open Course Design
At it’s core, the question of open pedagogy is “what can I do in the context of open that I couldn’t do before?”
– from David Wiley in his blog post: Evolving Open Pedagogy.
This week, we will:
- Orient ourselves to the course structure and approaches for sharing and receiving feedback on work in progress.
- Discuss what we mean by “open pedagogy” and openness in teaching and learning.
- Consider the “backwards design” approach (Wiggins and McTighe) and associated concepts including design for understanding, uncoverage, meaning making and wayfinding as applicable to open course environments.
- Consider the implications of open (privacy, trust, authenticity, etc).
You may also want to contribute to the Google Doc with your examples of open pedagogy in practice.
Topics to be covered in week 1 include:
- Introduction and welcome to the course
- Open pedagogy - examples in practice
- Iterative design principles and their application to open course design
- Learning Activities:
In week 1, we will:
- Create our own individual WordPress sites and add them to the course blog hub, make an introduction post, comment on someone else’s introduction
- Read the assigned readings, which will consist of a curated list of resources on open education
- Choose a license for our sites, post and short explanation to our own blog for why we choose that specific license
- Participate in a synchronous video/audio chat about open education
- Watch some short video stories showcasing open teaching examples
- Use the course twitter hashtag to share an open resource that we use in our teaching or that informs our thinking about openness.
- Participate in the course discussion forum on the following topics:
- What you that was effective or what you thought was not good teaching
- Discuss David Wiley’s question: “what can I do in the context of open that I couldn’t do before?”
- Describe your own learning networks, how expanding them through online connections might be helpful
- Share links or resources that should be added to the reading list for week 2
On Your Own
Create a WordPress site and add it to the course blog hub, make an introductory post, comment on someone else’s introduction. See the resources on WordPress for help setting up your site for comments.
Read a selection from the recommended readings, which consist of a curated list of resources on open education. Choose what you're most interested in, and read as much as you have time/desire for.
Choose a license for your site, post and short explanation to our own blog for why you chose that specific license. Also read other posts and comment!
- Speakingly Openly: curated video blogs related to themes of privacy and trust in open education: http://speakingopenly.co.uk/
- Screencast: Design Considerations for Open
Reflect: Week 1: Reflection/Self-Assessment Guide. You can post your reflection on your blog if you wish, or just keep it for your own use.
Participate in a synchronous video/audio chat about open education
hosted chat/webinar on topic of open pedagogy (BCcampus)--see above.
Post/Discuss on the following, in your own blog posts or in comments on the week 1 weekly page--see that page for instructions. Please also comment on someone else's post.
* Is there any such thing as a safe, open digital learning environment? Consider your reflections on trust and privacy.
* David Wiley’s question: “What can you do in the context of open that you couldn’t do before?”
* What's your biggest challenge in designing for open?
Describe your own learning networks, how expanding them through online connections might be helpful
Tweet: using the course twitter hashtag (#TWP15) to:
- share an open resource that we use in our teaching or that informs our thinking about openness.
- your “big question” for the week. (include #quest with #TWP15)
- share links or resources that should be added to the reading list for week 2