What do we want our students to achieve? How will we know when they achieve it?

These questions are the focus of every assignment and assessment – how can we engage students in active learning so they can achieve the desired outcomes?

One way we can engage students is through open pedagogy. Open pedagogy allows students to show what they know by creating authentic content that can be built upon over time for different audiences by different authors.

Using open pedagogy in the classroom has the potential to provide dynamic, renewable assignments that decrease the temptation for plagiarism and allow students to understand intellectual property rights from the creator’s point of view.

Most importantly, open pedagogy centers student agency by recognizing the content they’ve created as valuable outside the audience of a single instructor, or college course.

The goal of this presentation is to introduce you to the possibilities and inspire questions about open pedagogical approaches for your own discipline. We hope that what we show you today leaves you curious and ready to explore.

Thank you to Community Standards & Conduct at Johnson & Wales University for providing a venue to share this information with faculty and staff.


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Intro to Open Pedagogy: Implications for Course Assignments and Assessment Copyright © 2021 by Sarah Campbell, Kerry Caparco, Jenny Castel is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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