Welcome! to the website for Open Pedagogy: Co-Creating the Learning Experience, a workshop in the CUNY Summer Faculty Webinar Series: Special Topics in Innovative Pedagogy.

This site serves as a resource and interactive space for faculty participating in this workshop.

There are two components to the workshop:

  • Activities (readings, listenings, viewings, and writings) to be completed prior to each Zoom session on July 29 and August 5; these activities will seed conversations with colleagues during the synchronous sessions
  • Two interactive Zoom sessions (your confirmation email states which cohort you’ve been placed in)
    • Wednesday, July 29, morning cohort 10:00am-12:00pm and afternoon cohort 1:00-3:00pm
    • Wednesday, August 5, morning cohort 10:00am-12:00pm and afternoon cohort 1:00-3:00pm

View the schedule for more information about the activities and Zoom sessions.

The workshop is developed and led by BMCC’s Open Knowledge team, and will introduce the idea of engaging students as knowledge creators through open pedagogy and other asset-based pedagogies. The workshop will model these pedagogies through interactive, small group synchronous activities in Zoom and asynchronous activities on this CUNY Academic Commons site.

Participants in this workshop will: 1) become familiar with the concept of open pedagogy and asset-based pedagogies; 2) explore examples of how open pedagogy is being used in a variety of disciplines; and 3) develop an open pedagogy assignment for one of their courses.

Building on the open educational resources (OER) movement, open pedagogy engages students as knowledge creators, often in open, public venues, creating spaces for students to enact their agency in learning. Student work moves from “disposable assignments” with an audience of one, the instructor, to non-disposable or renewable assignments with a broader audience. Examples include students editing Wikipedia articles, writing for public blogs or on Twitter, or creating and contributing to OER.

BMCC Open Knowledge Team

  • jean amaral, associate professor + open knowledge librarian
  • Gina Cherry, Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Scholarship (CETLS)
  • Syelle Graves, Learning Experience Designer
  • Joanna Thompson, OER Librarian

Questions for the team can be sent to oer@bmcc.cuny.edu.