Open Pedagogy at NC State

NC State University Libraries has a successful history of partnering with and supporting faculty to further engage students in their curriculums by creating collaborative teaching and learning experiences. Open Pedagogy incorporates Open Educational Resources (OER) and assignments to enhance the learning environment in which students actively contribute to open knowledge.

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.

Learn more about Open Education at NC State University Libraries



Grants & Funding

NC State University Libraries awards grants to faculty to adopt, adapt, or create free or low-cost alternatives to expensive textbooks through the Alt-Textbook Program. 

All instructors are eligible to apply for Alt-Textbook Grants.


OPEN Incubator

The OPEN (Open Project Engagement Network) Incubator is a research development program designed to advance a project from idea to proof-of-concept. Facilitators from the Open Knowledge Center and NC State University Libraries guide participants through a cohort-based collaborative experience that introduces open research principles and offers strategies for applying those principles to produce research outputs that are FAIR—Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable.

Program members will gain knowledge, skills, and guidance in three main areas:

  1. Effective project development

  2. Research and scholarship communication

  3. Preparation for evaluation

All instructors are eligible to apply to the OPEN Incubator program.