Open Pedagogy and Information Literacy

$200.00

Dates: February 6 - March 5

Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

This course introduces open pedagogy as a practice for library instruction and outreach. Open pedagogy, also called OER-enabled pedagogy, is a method of designing learning experiences that empowers students to be co-creators of course materials rather than just consumers of information. Through readings, discussions, open pedagogy, and a project of your choice, you will increase your efficacy at enabling OER adoptions with the express purpose of transforming learning.

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Credits

1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Registration dates

We accept registrations through the first week of classes, unless enrollment is full, and unless the class was canceled before it started due to low enrollment.

Course Description

This course introduces open pedagogy as a practice for library instruction and outreach. Open pedagogy, also called OER-enabled pedagogy, is a method of designing learning experiences that empowers students to be co-creators of course materials rather than just consumers of information. It can offer students an opportunity to share their own stories, perspectives, and ways of knowing while also revising OER and sharing new work. Open pedagogy acknowledges that resources alone won’t make learning more inclusive. Instead, it encourages educators to use OER to enable students to find belonging alongside shaping broader curricular discourse.

Open pedagogy often requires students to practice significant information literacy skills as they revise openly licensed materials. This course explores how librarians may incorporate open pedagogy into information literacy instruction. Faculty, too, must be prepared to discuss intellectual property with students and use appropriate publishing technologies. We will also consider how to support disciplinary faculty in developing open pedagogy assignments. Through readings, discussions, open pedagogy, and a project of your choice, you will increase your efficacy at enabling OER adoptions with the express purpose of transforming learning. This course is designed to be flexible to include learners across a wide range of prior experience and goals for exploring open pedagogy.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define open pedagogy, explain how it differs from traditional instructional approaches, and articulate how it can facilitate learner-centered teaching.
  • Review examples and case studies of open pedagogy in library and subject area instruction.
  • Critically evaluate issues in open pedagogy, such as student privacy, intellectual property, cultural knowledge, and accessibility.
  • Explore tools, platforms, and approaches to practicing open pedagogy.
  • Design an open pedagogy activity for library instruction or create a support resource for faculty practicing open pedagogy.

Colleen Sanders

Colleen Sanders (MLS, M. Ed.) is a librarian and instructional designer with an evergreen curiosity for how open education may transform teaching and learning. She currently serves as the OER and Course Materials Affordability Faculty at Linn-Benton Community College in Albany Oregon where she supports faculty in academic and technical fields to combine access with inclusive pedagogy. Her work advocating for strong OER policy and analysis of commercial textbook affordability programs earned an Open Oregon Educational Resources OER Champion award in 2019. She is a graduate of the Creative Commons Certificate program and a member of the Open Education Network’s first Certificate in Open Educational Practices cohort. Colleen hopes to empower librarians to leverage open practices to create more equitable, critical, and relevant information services.

Quill West

Quill West has been an open education leader and advocate throughout her career and currently serves as Open Education Project Manager at Pierce College, in the Puget Sound region of Washington State. As a librarian seeking to forward open education work, Quill has helped many institutions launch and sustain open education initiatives. She headed the Library as Open Education Leader project, which invited and trained librarians in Washington to become advocates for OER in their own institutions. She collaborates with colleagues to create, adopt, adapt, and support open education projects, particularly where students shape the materials as they learn.

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Special Session

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