Open Education encompasses resources, tools, and practices that are free of legal, financial, and technical barriers and can be fully used, shared and adapted in the digital environment (SPARC). More broadly, it is a philosophy about the way people should produce, share, and build on knowledge (opensource.com).
OERs are teaching, learning, and research resources that are in the public domain or are released under an open license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others (Hewlett Foundation).
These materials are freely available to users anywhere and include:
Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment. Open Access ensures that anyone can access and use these results (SPARC).
To find open access journals in your field, visit the Directory of Open Access Journals.
To evaluate an open access journal in your field, download Rele, Kennedy, & Blas' (2017) Journal Evaluation Tool (linked below).
The right to make, own, and control copies of the content
The right to use the content in a wide range of ways (e.g. in a class, in a study group, on a website, in a video)
The right to adapt, adjust, modify, or alter the content itself (e.g., translate the content into another language)
The right to combine the original or revise content with other open content to create something new (e.g., incorporate the content into a mash-up)
The right to share copies of the original content, your revisions, or your remixes with others
This material was created by David Wiley and published under a CC 4.0 license at: opencontent.org/blog/archives/3221. Adapted for Langara's use from BCcampus.
Open pedagogy positions teachers and students as learners together. Content becomes a dynamic, always changing category with which we engage rather than a stable set of facts to be mastered (1) .
The Open Pedagogy Notebook outlines a series of questions for self-reflection as an entry point to open pedagogy:
Examples of open pedagogy include: