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Thursday, August 12 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
From Resources to Practice: Convening an Open Pedagogy Learning Community

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Over the last decade, much of the focus of the open education movement has been around the creation and adoption of open educational resources (OER). OER are openly-licensed educational materials, usually, with Creative Commons licenses, that can be reused, retained, redistributed, revised, and remixed. Some of the most exciting frontiers in open education are in open pedagogy, widely understood to consist of teaching and learning practices enabled by the use of OER. It can also be called open educational practices, a site of praxis, where theories about learning, teaching, technology, and social justice enter into a conversation with each other and inform the development of educational practices and structures. The open environment empowers educators to step away from the confines of static textbooks and traditional assignments and opens the door to imaginative, collaborative, engaging educational experiences that can help transform teaching and learning for the better. We will talk about how we facilitated this learning community that brings together educators who have been using or thinking of adopting OER in their courses and would like to incorporate practices that leverage the affordances of these openly-licensed materials and open education more broadly. Specifically, involving students in the co-creation of knowledge as well as sharing practices that demonstrate effective student participation and engagement.

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Regina Gong

OER & Student Success Librarian, Michigan State University
Regina Gong is the Open Educational Resources (OER) & Student Success Librarian at Michigan State University (MSU) Libraries. In her role at MSU, Regina leads and oversees the OER program including the OER award and the OER publishing services. She also facilitates the Open Pedagogy... Read More →
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Andy Boyles Petersen

Digital Scholarship Librarian, Michigan State University

Thursday August 12, 2021 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT