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Wednesday, May 31 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Keynote-Serving Social Justice and Pedagogical Innovation Through Open Educational Practices

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Higher education promises to be a vehicle for economic and social mobility; however, this promise increasingly goes begging as our institutions are structured to reinforce existing inequalities. The common institutional claim to be student-centered is similarly hypocritical, as it is usually faculty workloads, accreditation requirements, and budgetary constraints that dictate the structure and content of the learning experience. It is against the backdrop of such paradoxes that open educational practices have emerged as a transformational and truly learner-centered approach to education that radically enhances both access and agency.

Open educational practices (OEP) encompass the creation, adaptation, and adoption of open educational resources, open course development, and even the design of renewable assignments where students are empowered as co-creators of knowledge. This presentation will draw on a diverse set of examples to make a case for why the shift away from traditional (closed) practices is not only desirable but inevitable, and how OEP support the modern university’s mission by serving both social justice and pedagogical innovation.

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Rajiv Jhangiani

Open Studies Teaching Fellow & Psychology Professor, BCcampus
I am the University Teaching Fellow in Open Studies and a Psychology Professor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Vancouver, BC, where I conduct research in open education and the scholarship of teaching and learning. I also serve as the Senior Open Education Advocacy & Research... Read More →

Wednesday May 31, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Boyd 144

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