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Thursday, April 26 • 13:15 - 14:30
Autonomy & Authenticity: Open Pedagogy as a Motivator for First-Year College Students

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While instructors often assume that first-year college students are not ready to make decisions about their learning or to present work to an authentic audience outside the course, giving students these opportunities early in their college experience has a motivating effect, encouraging students to challenge themselves and providing them with a persuasive answer to the question, “Why does this material matter?” Open Pedagogy provides a structure that supports students in having some autonomy around how they complete assignments and in doing work that will be publicly available to a real audience so that their efforts have a purpose beyond the goal of demonstrating their learning or proficiency of learning goals or outcomes. In this 90-minute, interactive session, participants will have the opportunity to transform a “disposable assignment” they currently use into a “renewable assignment” that will live on after the class ends and will have an audience and purpose that’s relevant to the world at large. We will also provide first-hand examples of open pedagogy assignments and the products that come forth from community college students in developmental and first-year college reading and writing classes from Clackamas Community College in Oregon, as well as examples from other disciplines, in order to show a wide range of open pedagogy options. The session will also address questions about Creative Commons licensing of student work, making judgments about quality and distribution, and providing students who are not comfortable sharing their work with alternatives.


Nicole Rosevear

Clackamas Community College
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Jaime Wood

Teaching Associate, Portland State University
Jaime Wood has been an educator for over sixteen years and has been doing faculty development work for three years in Portland, Oregon, USA. She became passionate about using OERs with her students when she taught at community colleges where many of her students couldn't afford textbooks... Read More →

Thursday April 26, 2018 13:15 - 14:30 CEST
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