Wiley, organizer of the Open Ed Conference, has, to an extent, told us what he means by open pedagogy in a 2013 blog post (the source of my plane analogy). He encouraged faculty to shift from what he calls “disposable assignments” to “renewable assignments”. Disposable assignments are the ones students hate to do, faculty hate to grade and are quickly forgotten. Think ten-page term papers. Renewable assignments are insight-oriented. They engage students in their own learning. More importantly, they are renewable in the sense that the next class of students will inherit them.
These modules are a resource for language educators who are interested in using and creating Open Educational Resources (OER). The content was developed over time through working with educators on many different OER projects, including open textbooks, video-based learning materials, podcasts, online language courses, and more. The modules describe the practices COERLL currently recommend to language educators who are developing OER, and will be updated as new techniques and methods emerge.