Open Pedagogy at the University of Regina

This page will showcase some of the open pedagogy projects that are being completed across the University community. The intent is to provide a base of ideas for others to leverage and facilitate the development of an Open Pedagogy Community of Practice within the University. In Winter 2023, the first call for proposals for the Open Pedagogy Fellowship went out. The Felllowship provides opportunity for faculty to work with students to co-create open content.  Download the Terms of Reference using the button below.

Open Pedagogy Fellowship Terms of Reference

Examples of Open Pedagogy Projects at the University of Regina

Open Resource


Assessment in Saskatchewan cover page shows a teacher and students in a classroom

The Assessment in Saskatchewan Open Resource includes recorded interviews with Saskatchewan teachers in the K-12 system about their assessment practices. Students enrolled in the Spring 2022 ECS401: Critical Perspectives of Assessment course with Dr. Cristyne Hébert developed interview questions and Zoom recorded the interviews they conducted with in-service teachers. The project was intended to enhance student engagement and to provide instructional resources for future ECS courses.

License: CC-BY


'Decolonization and Justice: An Introductory Overview' emerged from the undergraduate students’ final assignment in JS-419 on Advanced Seminar in Criminal Justice at the University of Regina's Department of Justice Studies, Canada. This book focused on decolonization of multiple justice-related areas, such as policing, the court system, prison, restorative justice, and the studies of law and criminology. This is quite likely one of the few student-led book projects in Canada covering the range of decolonization topics. Ten student authors explored the concept of decolonization in law, policing, prison, court, mental health, transitional justice and restorative justice. We are grateful to receive funding support from the University of Regina’s OER Publishing Program Small Project Grant, which enabled us to hire a professional copy editor for the book.

License: CC-BY


This book by senior undergraduate and graduate student in the Department of History at the University of Regina describes how Canadian Prime Ministers articulated their vision of Canada from 1935 to 2015 through their Speeches from the Throne and in their Leaders' Day speeches. It demonstrates that each of Canada's Prime Ministers had a vision for the country and articulated that vision in their speeches and through their words.

License: CC-BY


Open Pedagogy Links

Here are some links to sites with useful information on Open Pedagogy.

  1. Open Pedagogy Project Roadmap by Christina Riehman-Murphy and Bryan McGeary, is licensed CC BY-NC 4.0.
  2. Open Pedagogy Notebook by Rajiv Jhangiani and Robin DeRosa is licensed CC BY 4.0.
  3. Open Pedagogy Webinar Series by State University of New York (SUNY) and Open Education Consortium, licensed CC-BY 4.0.
  4. Open Pedagogy Examples by Christina Hendricks, is licensed CC-BY 4.0.
  5. Open Pedagogy Examples a LibGuide by Library Services, Austin Community College is licensed CC-BY-NC 4.0.
  6. Open Pedagogy Examples by University Libraries, university of Colorado Boulder.
  7. Open Pedagogy Learning Community Resource list generated from suggestions made by people working in Open Education.
  8. What is Open Pedagogy? by Karen Cangialosi is licensed CC BY 4.0.
  9. Teaching with Open Pedagogy by Textbook Affordability Project in the University Library, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Contains resources for inspiration, examples, frequently asked questions and links to more information on Open Pedagogy.
  10. Case Studies: How professors are teaching with Wikipedia by Wikipedia Education Program, Wikimedia is licensed CC BY-SA 3.0.
  11. Open Pedagogy by Ontario Tech University.
  12. A Guide to Making Open Textbooks with Students by Rebus Community is licensed CC BY 4.0.
  13. Openness and Praxis: Exploring the Use of Open Educational Practices in Higher Education by Catherine Cronin. As compared with OER, there has been little empirical research on individual educators’ use of OEP for teaching in higher education. This research study addresses that gap, exploring the digital and pedagogical strategies of a diverse group of university educators, focusing on whether, why, and how they use OEP for teaching. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
  14. From OER to Open Pedagogy: Harnessing the Power of Open In this chapter, authors Robin DeRosa and Scott Robison draw on a variety of examples to illustrate the empowering potential of open pedagogy, an approach in which students are not just consumers of content but active and visible participants in the construction of knowledge. The chapter concludes with a reflection on some of the challenges and lessons learned from engaging students in public scholarship. This is an Open Access chapter distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license (unless stated other wise).

The following video from Open Education Network on Open Pedagogy has some ideas for interested faculty.

Video length: 45 minutes

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