Open pedagogy engages students as creators of information rather than simply consumers of it. It is a form of experiential learning where students demonstrate understanding through creation. Part of open pedagogy is open assignments, where students create openly licensed materials that have an impact beyond the classroom and into the greater community.
Open assignments are also called renewable assignments because they are designed to be reused and revisited by more than just the student and their instructor. Renewable assignments contrast with traditional, ‘disposable’ assignments that usually are thrown away or deleted after being graded. Disposable assignments include things like essays or multiple-choice exams.