Leveraging open education, open pedagogy, and open recognition in support of access, innovation, and student success (E/SI)

May 5, 2020 | 10:15 - 11:15

Location: 511 ABC
Track: Hacking Education

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is Canada’s leading institutional adopter of open textbooks and has launched Canada’s first Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) programs. In addition to supporting the creation, adaptation, and adoption of open educational resources (OER), KPU also supports open pedagogy, a wide range of teaching and learning practices that harness both OER and open educational technology tools to help design authentic learning experiences that connect students with global issues and the local community. Most recently, KPU has been moving to integrate open recognition (including micro-credentialing and digital badges) into academic and co-curricular programs.

This session will begin with a brief overview of these related initiatives along with a set of strategies that KPU has successfully deployed to advance the adoption of these open practices. Participants will be guided through a series of small and large group activities designed to address the following questions: What current or future challenges at my institution can open practices help address?; What barriers can I foresee to implementing open education, open pedagogy, or open recognition at my institution?; What strategies can I draw on to gather support for open practices at my institution?; What external resources are available to my institution if we wish to embrace open practices?

Session Speakers

Alan Davis

President and Vice Chancellor

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Rajiv Jhangiani

Associate Vice Provost, Open Education

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

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