The Non-Disposable Assignment: Enhancing Personalised Learning


Michael Paskevicius

Engaging Students as Editors of an Undergraduate Journal

David Livingstone from Liberal Studies describe the Compass Rose Undergraduate Journal project which is curated by a student lead editorial board.

Engaging Students in Peer Review and Collaborative Writing Assignments

Doug Corrin from Forestry explains how he uses wikis to support peer review and collaborative writing in his course.

Live reflections

Throughout our workshops you will be invited to reflect openly in this post category.  Feel free to share thoughts on the non-disposable assignment, design considerations, useful resources, apprehensions, or ideas! Photo by Srivatsa Sreenivasarao on Unsplash

Designing for Difficulty: Social Pedagogies as a Framework for Course Design by Randy Bass and Heidi Elmendorf

The rise of Web-based participatory culture, social media, and networked information has put the realm of the “social” at the centre of what it means to share and build knowledge in our culture. Yet, we have only begun to understand… Continue Reading →

Design Attributes of Open Pedagogy by Bronwyn Hegarty

In this article, the author establishes a rationale for the term open pedagogy, and, using current research, presents eight attributes of open pedagogy grounded in the concept of openness and Open Educational Practice (OEP). Participatory technologies present many challenges for educators, who may not know… Continue Reading →

Student voice: What An Open Pedagogy Class Taught Me About Myself by Miranda Dean

Before taking Evolution and Human Behavior BIO302 you could say that I was pretty ‘disconnected’. I had never heard of Open Pedagogy; in fact, I had never taken any sort of online course and the majority of my professors steered… Continue Reading →

Killing the Disposable Assignment by David Wiley

If you’ve heard me speak in the last several months, you’ve probably heard me rail against “disposable assignments.” These are assignments that students complain about doing and faculty complain about grading. They’re assignments that add no value to the world… Continue Reading →

Engaging Students in a Collective Writing Assignment

Eric Demers from Biology shares his design of a collective writing project on ornithology. Students were tasked with individually writing about a local bird species and those articles were collated to form an open access collection.

Fostering a Network of Open Student Reflections

Jackie Kelly from Art and Design shares how she designed an assignment which required students to individually and openly reflect on their learning, then aggregate the collective reflections onto a parent site.

Towards an Open Pedagogy for Online Learning by Tony Bates

Developing the knowledge and skills needed in the 21st century Again I have written extensively about this (see Chapter 1 of Teaching in a Digital Age), but in essence we need to focus specifically on developing core ‘soft’ or ‘intellectual’ skills… Continue Reading →

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