Magna On-Demand Seminars

Harnessing the Power of Open Pedagogy and Open Syllabi to Promote Student Success

Through the use of open pedagogy and open syllabi, instructors can empower students to play a larger role in the development and curation of learning materials for their classes. In this Magna Online Seminar, we will introduce the concepts of open pedagogy and open syllabi and discuss practical ways they have been successfully used in classroom settings with both commercial and open educational resource (OER) materials.

"Open Pedagogy" is projected above instructor teaching students

Purchase Options

What are the learning goals?

Upon completion of this seminar, you’ll be able to:

  • Identify the relationship between open pedagogy and student learning
  • Describe research that demonstrates the impact of open pedagogy on student success and retention
  • Examine how open pedagogy and syllabi can be implemented into classroom environments
  • Recognize how the curation of learning materials benefits the empowered learner locally and globally

Who should attend?

  • Instructors
  • Librarians
  • Administrators
  • Educational developers
  • Instructional support

Why you don’t want to miss this!

If you are struggling with student motivation or inauthentic assignments, exploring the use of open resources can provide a solution. While using open educational resources (OER) in higher education curriculum has been shown to positively impact student learning, open pedagogy and open syllabi are additional avenues to bring the concept of “openness” to the collegiate classroom. These processes can give students a greater voice in the learning process and more ownership over their learning experiences, providing a better path to student buy-in and greater assignment value.

What’s included?

Your seminar registration includes the following:

  • On-demand access
  • Downloadable PowerPoint presentations from the speaker
  • Written transcript
  • Supplemental materials
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee

There is no limit to how many times the seminar is accessed while available on-demand.

Additional Detail

Open educational resources (OER) are a crucial resource, but implementation of these resources is often left to faculty members without much institutional direction. Our presenters for this online seminar, Oliver Dreon, PhD, and Nicole Pfannenstiel, both faculty members of Millersville University which has had a significant OER initiative, will guide you implementing these resources into your curriculum while introducing open pedagogy and open syllabi to increase student engagement with course content and help students recognize the value of course assignments.

Educational Development Resources for Your Entire Campus

Whether you are an educator or a leader at your educational institution or organization, Magna has resources for how you want to learn:

  • Individual programs to fill specific learning needs
  • Preselected programs that come to you on a regular schedule
  • Deep dive courses for complete immersion to master skills in a specific topic area
  • Program groups built around a specific topic area or discipline
  • A complete professional development library covering educator’s needs in all topic areas

Want to learn more? Contact for a free consultation.


Product Code: PC20KA

Campus Access License

With the purchase of the optional Campus Access License, registrants are granted a license to download the program contents to a password-protected network, server, or website for additional staff use. You will receive information on downloading the contents of the program within 3-5 business days after payment has been received by Magna.

Meet Your Presenter

"Open Pedagogy" is projected above instructor teaching students

Purchase Options

*On-demand access begins on date of purchase.

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you may cancel the order within 30 days of purchase and receive a full refund.

More Resources

Magna On-Demand Seminars

Group Subscription Options