CANCELLED: Open Pedagogies and Assignments: Using UBC Blogs and the UBC Wiki to Enhance Student Learning

Event Date & Time

  • June 23, 2021
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

Open pedagogy often emphasize learners and instructors as co-creators of knowledge and educational resources that contribute to the public knowledge commons. In this model, students are positioned as emerging scholars and the university’s approaches to learning and research are closer aligned; for example, students, similar to researchers, are asked to share their work with others and not just their immediate instructor or advisor.

UBC Blogs and the UBC Wiki can support and facilitate a wide range of open pedagogies and assignments; they are excellent tools for managing, creating, and sharing learning resources. They can be used for a wide range of activities: from enabling student collaboration, and hosting online discussions to developing open educational resources, sharing portfolios and more.

This workshop will briefly introduce open pedagogy, explore considerations when asking students to work in the open, and showcase a diverse set of examples of open pedagogy in practice that use the UBC Wiki and UBC Blogs.

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Examine definitions of open pedagogy
  • Consider student rights, privacy, and agency when working and learning in the open
  • Reflect on examples of open assignments that have used the UBC Wiki and UBC Blogs
  • Explore practical approaches for implementing open assignments that use UBC Wiki and UBC Blogs


Will Engle, Strategist, Open Education Initiatives, CTLT
Rie Namba, Educational Resources Developer – Open Resources, CTLT