Verena Roberts – Video Conference and Open Pedagogy

Today’s class involved many guest speakers. The class started with a video conference with Verena Roberts who conducts research in open educational practices. Roberts discussed open network learning and what it looks like in the classroom. During her discussion we contributed in a “polleverywhere” survey, which was very neat. I have never contributed in one, however it is a great way to collaborate and document ideas from a big group of people. Roberts breaks down open educational practice into factors including: designing for sharing, participatory learning, learning networks safe learning spaces, and expanded learning environments. Digital literacies allow for interactions, collaborations, and connections. This video conference was interesting and definitely gave me a lot to think about when it comes to conducting open pedagogy in the classroom.

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