Open Pedagogy - Teaching and Learning - University of Saskatchewan
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"Open Educational Resources (OER) allow instructors and students to access, use, revise/remix, and share pedagogically appropriate learning materials freely. These resources allow instructors, and learners, to access and shape content to meet the needs of specific learning contexts. Digital versions of open resources are almost always free and print copies of items such as open textbooks can generally be obtained at a fraction of the cost of a regular commercial textbook.
'OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. Open educational resources include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge.' (Hewlett Foundation)
Open pedagogy takes OER as a jumping-off point for rethinking the relationship between teachers, students, and knowledge. If teachers and students can now modify their textbooks and learning materials, we shift the student emphasis to contribution to knowledge as opposed to simple consumption of knowledge. Teachers and students become learners together, and 'content' becomes a dynamic, always changing category with which we engage rather than a stable set of facts to be mastered. (DeRosa)"