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Opening Your Teaching: Enhancing Student Learning Through Open Assignments

Open education encompasses a set of practices that make the processes and products of education more transparent, inclusive, and available to all people. While many assignments given in postsecondary institutions are what David Wiley calls “disposable” -– read only by a teacher or a T.A. and then disposed of -- open educational practices can enable learners to connect their work with authentic audiences and contribute knowledge to the world. Such practices reconceptualize assignments so that the work that students produce completing them is useful and usable by others beyond the instructor and individual student. These open assignments can offer instructors and students new ways of approaching their teaching and learning by reconceptualizing the role of the learner in the production of knowledge. This hands-on session will explore the necessary ingredients for open assignments and learning activities. It will examine real-world examples and best practices as well as brainstorm ways to open up your teaching.

Related LibGuide: Open Education by Amanda Grey

Date:
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Time:
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room:
548 and 552 - Presentation Room (Combined)
Location:
Koerner Library
Audience:
  All     Faculty     Graduate  
Categories:
  Research Commons  
Presenter(s):
Erin Fields

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Presenter(s)

Erin Fields

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