Friday, August 28, 2015

Educational Technology article - Attributes of Open Pedagogy: A Model for Using Open Educational Resources

Openness
by Scinoptica
Openness
by Scinoptica

 My article - Attributes of Open Pedagogy: A Model for Using Open Educational Resources has recently been published in Educational Technology the magazine for managers of change in education. This article brings together some of the ideas about Open Education Practices that I have been posting over the past year. Your comments are welcomed.

Abstract
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 .)