#OpenEd18: Examining Student and Faculty Perceptions of Open Pedagogy

#OpenEd18: Examining Student and Faculty Perceptions of Open Pedagogy

In this panel presentation, panelists presented their survey and interview results on open pedagogy.


Before the panelist shared their findings, they talked about their Academic Technology Institute supported by the University System of New Hampshire. They initially established this annual event to bring faculty together to work through pedagogy and technology issues. They are now switching emphasis to open access, open educational resources, and open pedagogy.

They are focusing on four principles:

  • Focus on access
  • Learner-driven curricula and educational structures
  • Community and collaboration
  • Sees the university in the context of a wider public

Research Results

According to the surveys and interviews, students have a favorable opinion on open pedagogy. Specific remarks focused on the increased sense of agency. Students felt content was being personalized for them. They also emphasized that they were learning how to learn. A majority of students would take another open pedagogy course.

Faculty were also positive of open pedagogy courses; however, they believed they were spending more time facilitating these types of courses.

Personally, I need to dig more into the open pedagogy movement. I believe this is the next level in the open movement.

Additional Reading

Stan Skrabut, Ed.D.

Stan is Director of Technology-Enhanced Instruction. He has over 20 years experience working as an instructional technologist and trainer. He has a master’s degree in computing technology in education and a doctorate in education specializing in instructional technology.

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