Amidst a few conference presentations where we can share the multiple joys of Open Pedagogy Approaches, we are excited to invite interested professionals to attend workshops within an author series, from November through January. https://tinyurl.com/OP-author-series
Authors speak to their Open Pedagogy Approaches: Faculty, Library, and Student Collaborations
Today we are at a pivotal moment in history. The Covid-19 crisis has resulted in a paradigm shift on how learners of all ages, worldwide, can access learning. It is therefore more than ever essential that the global community comes together now to foster universal access to information and knowledge through [open educational resources].
– Joint statement, Mrs. Stefania Giannini, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Education, and Mr. Moez Chakchouk, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information (http://sli.bnu.edu.cn/uploads/soft/200518/2_1851146971.pdf)
It is under this context that the fortuitously-timed release of Open Pedagogy Approaches: Faculty, Library, and Student Collaborations offers prime examples to educators to adjust their approach to teaching and the ways in which they involve their students in the learning process. Open Pedagogy Approaches is an open collection of case studies that highlight various interpretations of what open educational practices can mean to you and your students. While not exclusive to pandemic pedagogy or online learning, a move toward open practices seems a natural fit for the COVID age where universal access to information is essential.
The author series of workshops (https://tinyurl.com/OP-author-series) will represent models from the four main sections of the book, providing educators with a taste of what’s possible in their classrooms (whether physical, virtual, or hybrid) and a suggested roadmap to get there. All materials shared within the chapters are openly licensed meaning that they are free to use, revise, and remix to fit the specifics of your course design.
Each 60-minute workshop will be broken into two presentations under one main topical focus, expanding the ideas that audience members can consider.