Open Pedagogy projects invite students to be collaborators, contributors, and creators who shape public knowledge. They are designed with the intention of sharing them openly with future publics — be that with future students, or out on the web — to be reused, revised, or remixed. Open pedagogy projects also invite students into a different relationship with instructors and with knowledge. They invite students to be collaborators and creators instead of learners and consumers. Open pedagogy can be an exciting way to reinvent the learning experience; however, making the shift can seem daunting at first. Because an open pedagogy project’s scope typically looks beyond the confines of a traditional classroom learning space, these projects are multi-faceted and require a project management plan to be sustainable. In this session we will discuss the Open Pedagogy Project Roadmap, an openly licensed, step-by-step, module-based, discipline-agnostic project management guide for instructors to think through the process of scoping, implementing, sustaining, and sharing their own open pedagogy projects regardless of its size or scope. The four modules of The Roadmap guide faculty through the 5 Ss of open pedagogy projects: Scope, Support, Students, Sharing, and Sustaining.
About Christina Riehman-Murphy
Christina Riehman-Murphy is the Sally W. Kalin Librarian for Learning and the Open and Affordable Educational Resources Librarian at Penn State. In this role she coordinates the expansion of open education initiatives across Penn State’s many campuses. She is currently managing an OAER Leads adoption grant program by training additional librarians to support 35 faculty across eight Penn State campuses. At the Penn State Abington campus, she is embedded in an English class on an open pedagogy project where undergraduate students are contributing to an open textbook. As the liaison to undergraduate research there, she is also embedded in a historical recipe manuscript transcription project. This project connects with her interest in global humanities initiatives and inspired a collaboration with Monash University where she started the award-winning international “Great Rare Books Bake Off.” She has her MSLS from Clarion University and her BA in English and Secondary Education from the Catholic University of America.
About Bryan McGeary
Dr. Bryan McGeary is the Learning Design and Open Education Engagement Librarian at Penn State. In this role, he helps advance the University’s initiatives that support the creation and use of open and affordable course content and associated teaching practices. He co-leads the Affordable Course Transformation (ACT) grant program, which supports faculty in creating and adapting open educational resources, and he previously started a grant program at Ohio University to support student creation of OER. He is also a member of the advisory and review board for PA GOAL, a program funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Education that offers mini-grants to create open and affordable learning projects at institutions across Pennsylvania. Additionally, he is a SPARC Open Education Leadership Fellow, a member of Affordable Learning Pennsylvania’s steering committee, a graduate of the Open Education Network’s Certificate in OER Librarianship, and co-editor of the peer-reviewed open access journal Pennsylvania Libraries: Research & Practice. Prior to joining Penn State Libraries, he worked in libraries at Dickinson College, Ohio University, and the University of Pittsburgh. He earned a PhD in American Culture Studies and a graduate certificate in Public History from Bowling Green State University, an MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh, an MS in Journalism from Ohio University, and a BA in Journalism from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.