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Open Education Week Events

March 5-9, 2018 has been declared Open Education Week by the Open Education Consortium and is celebrated internationally. You can find out more about Open Education Week at The ultimate goal of the week is to raise awareness about free and open opportunities in education internationally.

KPU is involved in several (no charge) events. Registration is required for attendance!

Join Kelsey Merkley as she interviews and facilitates a conversation with a few of the UnCommon Women (Kory Wilson, Surita Jhangiani, Gwen Bird, and Rosie Redfield) in the lower mainland, BC. This is a kick off event for Open Education week and we hope you join us! Find out more...

  • Open in Action  | Tuesday, March 6, 8:30 am - 2:00 pm | KPU Melville Centre for Dialgoue, Richmond Campus  |  coffee and lunch provided  |  Register Now
    • 8:30-9:00am:  Coffee & Networking (sponsored by BCIT)
    • 9:00-9:10am:  Welcome by Dr. Salvador Ferreras, Vice-President Academic & Provost, KPU
    • 9:10-9:55am: Student perspectives on Open Education – BC Federation of Students panel
    • 10:00-10:45am: Understanding Indigenous Practice in Open – Kory Wilson, Executive Director, Indigenous Initiatives and Partnerships, BCIT
    • 10:50-11:20am: Launching Canada’s first Zed Cred programs – Krista Lambert, Open Education Advisor, BCcampus/Instructional Designer, JIBC & Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani, Special Advisor to the Provost on Open Education, KPU
    • 11:25-11:55am: Developing in-house OER training – Caroline Daniels, Systems Librarian, KPU & Lucas Wright, Open Education Advisor, BCcampus
    • 12:00-1:00pm: Lunch sponsored by BCcampus and KPU
    • 12:15pm: Spotlight on Open by SFU, KPU, BCIT, UBC, & BCcampus over lunch
    • 1:00-1:30pm: Open Ed In Your Practice – Will Engle, Open Education Strategist, CTLT, UBC and Erin Fields, Liaison Librarian & Flexible Learning Coordinator, UBC Library
    • 1:30-1:50pm: Updates & future plans – Amanda Coolidge, Senior Manager of Open Education, BCcampus
    • 1:50-2:00pm: Closing comments - Todd Mundle, University LibrarianOE week