Open learning has the potential to transform education by lowering costs for students, diversifying the range of perspectives included in course materials, engaging students more actively in their learning, and ultimately improving student learning outcomes. However, realizing the possibilities afforded by open learning requires much more than exchanging expensive textbooks for open education resources. What conceptual understandings and proficiencies do educators need to help their learners reap the maximum benefit of open learning?

This site was developed as a companion to a presentation at the 2022 Annual Form on Open Learning and ePortfolios, sponsored by the American Association of Colleges & Universities. It includes a set of 6 Open Educator proficiencies that were derived from EDU6632 Open Learning, a fully- online Master’s course offered through the Graduate School of Education at Northeastern. The site also includes assignments designed to cultivate the 6 proficiencies and student reflections about their learning.


The Proficiencies

Proficiency 6: Open Pedagogy

Proficiency 6: Open Pedagogy

Facilitate an online mini-course you developed that engages learners in authentic, collaborative work. Participate and provide feedback on an online learning experience developed and facilitated by a peer.

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