On February 10, Rajiv Jhangiani, associate vice provost of Open Education at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) shared his insights on the topic of open educational practices (OEP) as a transformational force in higher education. OEPs encompass the creation, adaption and adoption of open educational resources, as well as a range of open pedagogies through which students are empowered as co-creators of knowledge. Through a diverse set of examples, Jhangiani makes the case for why the shift away from traditional — closed — practices is not only desirable but also inevitable, and how embracing OEPs supports both social justice and pedagogical innovation.
This event was free and open to the public. It was live-streamed at the Loyola Jesuit Hall and Conference Centre’s Salon O’Brien Family room (RF-120). After the talk, attendees were able to take part in the question and answer session remotely and in real time.
About Rajiv Jhangiani
Rajiv Jhangiani is an internationally known advocate for open education whose research and practice focuses on open educational resources, student-centred pedagogies and the scholarship of teaching and learning.
Jhangiani is a co-founder of the Open Pedagogy Notebook and also serves on the BC Open Education Advisory Committee and on the boards of Virtually Connecting, Ubiquity Proceedings and KDocs Film Festival. He formerly served as a special advisor to the Provost at KPU, as well as a psychology instructor in the university’s Department of Psychology.
A co-author of three open textbooks in psychology, his most recent book is Open: The Philosophy and Practices that are Revolutionizing Education and Science (2017).