What is the open pedagogy playlist?

This project started as a google doc that I put together and shared with all my closest twitter peeps (read the post about the concept here).  The idea is based around a practice of making a playlist for someone you cared about (for those young-uns in the group, back in the day we made what you call playlists, on cassette tapes and gave them to our friends).  A lot of time and care was put into adding songs to the list.  The songs generally followed a theme and it became an art to weave in interesting songs and spoken word moments.  It was fun and cathartic.  I thought why not do something in this regards but instead of just music, why not add quotes, videos, podcasts, gifs, and images? 

How fun would that be?  

90’s mixtape gif from giphy.com

So as is with any good mixtape, you must have a theme.

My exploration, love letter, creation is to be based on the concept of open pedagogy.

There are many different definitions of what open pedagogy is:

Collaborative practices that include the creation, use and reuse of OER and pedagogical practices employing participatory technologies and social networks for:
Peer learning
Knowledge creation/sharing
Empowerment of learners.

Catherine Cronin

I love the idea of bringing the students into the mix (see what I did there?). I think there is a lot of power in students becoming part of the process. Another favourite of mine is:

Open Pedagogy is a site of praxis and a concept defined by ongoing conversation.

Robin DeRosa and Rajiv Jhangiani

And this is what I hope to accomplish with this “mixtape” . I would love to see others contribute to the conversation. What are some of the things you are seeing/doing in the name of open pedagogy?

What’s next?

You may have noticed that there is a menu on the top of the page. This is where you can go to check out or add:

Blog posts: This is an area we can all wrestle with what open pedagogy is and how it can look.

Podcasts: I am planning on starting an open pedagogy playlist podcast but if you have something you would like to add please do!

Presentations: I have the honour of being able to talk at various conferences and schools about my journey. This is where I plan on sharing all my slides.

Videos: I love to make videos for my students. I also consume a ton of video content. I hope this is a place we all can share and learn from each other.

Curio shop: This is kind of my free for all area. I love collecting quotes and images. This is where I will be dumping the quotes that make me go hmmmm.

How does it work?

This blog is built on the splotbox theme by Alan Levine. The whole idea behind the theme is to have a place where others can contribute in an easy and safe way. If you click on “share” at the top of the screen you will be brought to a page that allows you to quite easily upload your content. As soon as I saw how it all worked I was blown away! Not only is it easy but if wish to remain anonymous, that is 100% ok with me. All I ask is that you try to stay true to the theme and be respectful.

If you have any questions or concerns the best place to find me is on Twitter or you can email me at chadflinn@gmail.com