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Tuesday, May 12 • 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Transforming Teaching Practices with Innovative Open Pedagogy

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“Open pedagogy uses OER as a jumping-off point for remaking our
courses so that they become not just repositories for content, but platforms for learning, collaboration, and engagement with the world outside the classroom” (DeRosa & Robison, 2017, p. 117).

With support from the Open Educational Resources (OER) grants program and Digital Publishing, SFU instructors in the humanities are transforming their teaching practice through innovative and open pedagogy. Using open source publishing platforms such as Open Journal Systems (OJS) and Omeka, several instructors have recently developed engaging and meaningful course projects which invite students to add their voices to the scholarly conversation and make a contribution to public knowledge. Involving students in open content creation and publishing offers new alternatives to traditional “disposable assignments” that “add no value to the world – after a student spends three hours creating it, a teacher spends 30 minutes grading it, and then the student throws it away” (Wiley, 2013). Classroom projects to develop open course journals, databases and exhibits can empower students as active contributors (rather than passive consumers) to the “public marketplace of ideas” (DeRosa & Robison, 2017, p. 122).

This presentation will introduce and explore case-study examples of open publishing projects from several humanities courses at SFU. Hear from librarians, students and course instructors about their experiences in this area, and participate in discussions around key opportunities, challenges, outcomes, and next steps for transforming teaching and learning via open pedagogy.


Kate Shuttleworth

Digital Scholarship Librarian, Simon Fraser University
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Hope Power

Teaching & Learning Librarian, Simon Fraser University

Tuesday May 12, 2020 1:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Ballroom 3

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