Open Pedagogy/LearningGoogle Doc: Click HERE

There are a wide variety of options in open pedagogy, from common web tools, to open online courses and even open online projects. Open pedagogy encourages educators to consider blended learning opportunities and integration of technology into all curriculum. Open pedagogy also promotes collaboration within communities of learning and alternative methods of learning like inquiry based projects. open pedagogy engage and connects learners with people outside classroom destroying the idea that only "teachers" can teach and encourages the idea that it takes a village to teach a child.


K12 I’m not in Control of My Class - by K. Lirenman

k12 The Open Classroom Model - by Verena Roberts

Higher Ed/Ed Openness as a Catalyst for Educational Reformation - David Wiley

Higher Ed #MOOC disasters are human and part of educational innovation and why sandboxes are good - by Ignatia De Waard

2012 Horizon Report - See Open Content

Looking Back on Philosophy 12 - by B. Jackson

Twitter for Teachers - An Experiment in Openness - B. Stewart

Storify on: Ethnographic Research Using Twitter: V. Roberts

Open Learning Characteristics - (Revised)

  • Everyone there to learn together (no hierarchy)
  • Teachers encouraged to connect with learners
  • "Nodes" (Digital Learning areas) to interact and connect with others outside of “regular” instruction
  • Flipped Learning – Multimedia - UDL - Learning Design Key
  • Content given in Digital Format
  • Choice of Activities/Task – INQUIRY Based Learning - Projects/PBL
  • Activities presented in open forum for feedback
  • Competency Based Assessment/Badges/Dual Credit
  • All activities presented using social media
    Open Learning Continuum and The Open Classroom Model
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How to Become an Open Learner:


  • Become a Connected Educator
  • Encourage your students to become, “Connected Learners” – Start learning with them
  • Learn about social media – get on twitter and follow people
  • Read other people’s blogs, start to create your own
  • Join an Online Community like Classroom 2.0


  • Start to link posts and answer the people you follow on twitter. Create a Storify about your conversation and share it.
  • Reply to people’s blogs, twitter questions and in discussion posts in open educational communities
  • Think about your Digital Identity Online – and how to help and support others
  • Participate in open projects like Flat Classroom or collaborate with another class on skype or on a blog/Wiki


Open Online Community Options:

Starting Places:

Edmodo, School LMS

Open Platforms (Able to transition between a walled garden and open environment)

Blogs, Wikis,Google Communities


Open LMS (Learning Management Systems)

Canvas, Coursesites,Google Course Builder,P2PU