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Open Educational Resources (OER) & Textbook Equity

Authoring with Students: Open Pedagogy

Open Pedagogy engages students in co-creating course content, which then is shared free, online, and licensed for reuse. Examples:

  • Students create case studies, lesson plans, or other artifacts that are then shared.
  • Students create infographics or slides related to course content, which are then used in future iterations of the course.
  • Students co-author an open textbook.

Note that Rod Library has the ability to archive in UNI ScholarWorks (OER collection and/or departmental collections) anything created through open pedagogy projects.

Why Open Pedagogy?

A recent report found that employers are seeking college graduates who can collaborate effectively yet college graduates are not well-prepared in this area. Open pedagogy encourages team-based work to accomplish a goal and can also help students engage in challenging projects that may not follow a linear path. All good for developing job skills!

Source: Mashek, D. (June 23, 2021). Opinion: College graduates lack preparation in the skill most valued by employers -- collaboration. The Hechinger Report.

Open Pedagogy Resources & Examples