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Digital Pedagogy: Engaging Students through Open Education

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Vanderbilt Libraries’ offices of Teaching and Learning and Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communications are pleased to welcome Christina Hendricks, University of British Columbia professor of teaching in philosophy and Academic Director of the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology at UBC Vancouver to campus for an event exploring students as creators of open digital content. Join us to learn more about both open educational materials and how to deeply engage students through open pedagogical practices.

Advanced Registration is free, but required for provided lunch

The event will be held in The Community Room of Central Library on February 22, 2019.

11:00-12:00 Christina Hendricks, "Open Educational Practices: What, Why and How”

More students are benefiting from the use of free open educational resources (OER) in their courses, as more high-quality OER become available and more faculty become aware of them. In addition to opening up educational materials, we can also open up our educational practiceshow we teach, in addition to what. Open educational practices (OEP) can include connecting on-campus courses with wider networks, such as by creating assignments where students’ work makes a larger impact rather than only being submitted to the instructor for a grade. Some educators are involving students in creating open textbooks or other OER, for example, that can then be used by other instructors and students, or by the general public. In this presentation, Christina Hendricks will discuss the benefits and potential challenges of engaging in OEP, and will unpack terms such as “open educational practices" and “open pedagogy” (which is sometimes included under OEP), and how we might understand these as "open."

12:00-1:00 Lunch, provided with advanced registration

1:00-2:30 Open Pedagogy at Vanderbilt. A celebration of student learning through both open and digital pedagogy featuring faculty-led examples and strategies for successful adoption


Christina Hendricks

Christina Hendricks

Professor of Philosophy and Academic Director of the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology at UBC Vancouver

Christina Hendricks is a Professor of Teaching in Philosophy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, Canada. She is also the Academic Director of the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology at UBC Vancouver, and an open education practitioner, researcher and advocate. In 2014-2015 she was an Open Textbook Faculty Fellow with the BCcampus Open Textbook program, and in 2015-2017 she held an Open Educational Resources Research Fellowship with the Open Education Group. Christina has undertaken research on student and faculty use and perceptions of open textbooks and other open educational resources, and she has facilitated numerous workshops for faculty, staff and students on open educational resources and open educational practices.