Open Educational Resources can be more than a way to save money. They can provide an opportunity to make teaching and learning more innovative and engaging. OER can be the product of open pedagogy, which is the practice of engaging with students as creators of information rather than simply consumers of it. It's a form of experiential learning in which students demonstrate understanding through the act of creation. The products of open pedagogy are student created and openly licensed so that they may live outside of the classroom in a way that has an impact on the greater community. David Wiley is credited with coining the term open pedagogy, and he contrasts this type of learning assessment with "disposable assignments" that have no value once a grade is assigned. Below are some examples of ways in which open pedagogical practices can be put into action as well as resources to help you get started.
Students in a service-learning course design an interactive game for their community partner, the university library, to integrate into the library's information literacy program.