Open Educational Resources (OER) have swept in on a tide of digital information and brought sweeping changes to learning and teaching. In this article, the author establishes a rationale for the term open pedagogy, and, using current research, presents eight attributes of open pedagogy grounded in the concept of openness and Open Educational Practice (OEP). Participatory technologies present many challenges for educators, who may not know how to use them appropriately to effect change in the new culture of learning that is evolving. The question is, how can an open pedagogy benefit learners and teachers alike, and precipitate creative and inclusive communities in an OEPosphere?
Wiley’s Law: You should never use “open” as an adjective unless you can clearly describe how the “open” thing differs from the normal thing. (David Wiley, 9 June 2014; Twitter: https://twitter.com/open content/status/476149397307138048 .)