31 Pedagogy and Instructional Design

Last update: July 4/19


Does Open Pedagogy Require OER? This is a Canadian created resource(CC BY)

A post by Clint Lalonde discussing whether open licences are necessary for something to be considered open pedagogy.

Educatus – University of SaskatchewanThis is a Canadian-created resource (Not openly licensed)

A collection of posts by instructors on topics of open pedagogy  and teaching and learning practices.

Quick Thoughts on Open Pedagogy (CC BY)

David Wiley expanding his thinking on open pedagogy.

What is Open Pedagogy? [PDF] (CC BY)

Professors describing what open pedagogy means to them and how they view the future of open pedagogy.


Open Pedagogy Resources (Licences may vary)

A collection of open pedagogy resources curated by CCCOER.


Embracing Complexity in Education (CC BY-SA)

This OER is a mini-course or workshop for postgraduate level education professionals. It is relevant to any group of teachers, researchers, policy-makers, curriculum-developers, designers, etc., who approach their work with an academic focus. Through a collaborative and exploratory approach, the course provides participants with the opportunity to reflect on their practice through the lens of complexity and consider implications for their work. Participants explore complexity not only through the resources, but also through the design and methodology of the course itself.

Supporting Students with Disabilities Course Website This is a Canadian created resource(CC BY)

This course is designed for post-secondary faculty and staff who interact with students with disabilities, especially in the trades school context. If you have a role in supporting students with disabilities at your institution, this course is for you. The practical information and knowledge presented in this course will help us better understand how to create an inclusive campus and support all students in their learning and paths to success. This course also includes a collection of resources on how to support students with different kinds of disabilities.


Inclusive Learning Design Handbook This is a Canadian created resource(CC BY)

The Floe Inclusive Learning Design Handbook created by the Inclusive Design Research Centre is designed to assist teachers, content creators, Web developers, and others in creating adaptable and personalizable educational resources that can accommodate a diversity of learning preferences and individual needs.

University Pedagogical Support (CC BY-SA)

A learning platform for university pedagogical studies. Everyone is welcome to study the modules independently. The aim of the modules is to support university teachers by giving keys to reflect their thoughts and conceptions of teaching and learning in higher education.


OER-Enabled Pedagogy (CC BY)

A description and examples of a set of teaching and learning practices that are only practical in the context of the 5R permissions characteristic of open educational resources.

This is a Canadian-created resourceOpen Pedagogy Examples (CC BY)

A collection of examples of open pedagogy that was generated after a BCcampus webinar on open pedagogy.


Dissident Knowledge in Higher Education This is a Canadian created resource(CC BY-NC-ND)

This collection includes some of the leading authorities in the field, including Marie Battiste, Noam Chomsky, Yvonna S. Lincoln, and Linda Tuhiwai Smith. It is geared towards courses that focus on methodology, colonialism, Indigenous research and knowledge, and theories of change.

An Urgency of Teachers: The Word of Critical Digital Pedagogy (CC BY-NC)

This collection of essays explores the authors’ work in, inquiry into, and critique of online learning, educational technology, and the trends, techniques, hopes, fears, and possibilities of digital pedagogy.

This is a Canadian created resourceSharing Our Knowledge: Best Practices for Supporting English-Language Learners in Schools (CC BY)

A collection of final papers submitted by practicing teachers who are working toward a Post-Degree Certificate in EAL Education at the University of Saskatchewan. The overall goal of the OER collection is to provide PreK-12 educators (classroom teachers, administrators, EAL coordinators, language consultants, specialists, and others) with a source of current best practices and research.


Comprehensive Individualized Curriculum and Instructional Design (CC BY-NC)

This online textbook addresses the population of individuals with disabilities that experience complex lifelong needs across multiple areas in their lives. Drs. Sennott and Loman drafted this book (along with the help from some friends) with the hope of providing pertinent, practical, and current resources to future special educators who plan to serve individuals with complex disabilities.

DIY Open Pedagogy: Freely Sharing Teaching Resources in Psychology (CC BY)

A chapter by Jessica Hartnett from the book Open: The Philosophy and Practises that are Revolutionizing Education and Science on the topic of open pedagogy.

Flipped Through Design (CC BY-NC-ND)

The “Flipped Classroom” model of instruction has generated discussion around the world of education. Numerous articles have been written documenting experiences surrounding this method of teaching. The one piece that has been missing from this discussion is a sound framework to design a “Flipped” course using proven design principles. Instructional Design provides a proven framework to design all types of instruction and these principles can be used to design a “Flipped” course.

From OER to Open Pedagogy: Harnessing the Power of Open (CC BY)

A chapter by Robin DeRosa and Scott Robinson from the book Open: The Philosophy and Practises that are Revolutionizing Education and Science on the topic of open pedagogy.

The Science Education Initiative Handbook This is a Canadian-created resource(CC BY-NC-SA)

A practical guide to fostering change in university courses and faculty by embedding discipline-based education specialists within departments.

Videos and Webinars

Open Pedagogy (CC BY)

An archived webinar by Open Oregon (January 2017) on the subject of open pedagogy.


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