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Open Access: Open Scholarship

River Campus Libraries License

Except for the content on open peer review and open pedagogy, content for this Ligguide page has been borrowed from the University of Rochester, River Campus Libraries Open Scholarship page by Moriana Garcia with permission to use this content granted by the author.

Tuoro College Librarian License

Content for this Ligguide page on open peer review has been borrowed from the Touro College Libraries Open Access page by Carrie Levinson with permission to use this content granted by the author.

University of Texas, Arlington LIcense

Contents for this Libguide page on open pedagogy have been borrowed from the University of Texas, Arlington, Open Pedagogy Libguide.which is licensed on a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

Open Scholarship

Open access generally refers to open access publishing, and is just one facet of open scholarship, which includes open education (or OER, Open Educational Resources), open science/data, open source/code, open peer review (defined below the graphic), and open pedagogy (defined below the graphic).

Open Peer Review

Open Peer Review (OPR) is an alternative method of peer review in journals, intended to give reviewers credit for their work. This type of peer review is not anonymous, but explicitly identifies both the author of the paper and the author of the review.  After reviews are made, they are published side-by-side with the published paper.

Below are links to platforms that embrace OPR and ways to find journals that utilize it.

Open Pedagogy

Open pedagogy is the practice of engaging with students as creators of information rather than simply consumers of it. It's a form of experiential learning in which students demonstrate understanding through the act of creation. The products of open pedagogy are student created and openly licensed so that they may live outside of the classroom in a way that has an impact on the greater community.

Open projects frequently result in the creation of open educational resources (OER). OER are free teaching and learning materials that are licensed to allow for revision and reuse. They can be fully self-contained textbooks, videos, quizzes, learning modules, and more.

Open pedagogy is a high-impact practice that empowers students by providing them an opportunity to engage in information creation through the use of renewable assignments. As creators of information, students in these courses gain a greater understanding of the rights and responsibilities associated with information ownership so they may make informed decisions about their own intellectual property. Practitioners of open pedagogy embrace collaboration, student agency, and authentic audiences while recognizing the differences in privilege and progress that impact how students balance the benefits of sharing and a need for privacy. This open educational practice challenges traditional teaching roles and has the power to transform the educational experience for both teachers and students.

Some example of open pedagogy are available on the University of Texas, Arlington, Introduction to Open Pedagogy Examples page.