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Open Education

Graphic recording about the benefits of open educational practices

Open Education is a collective term to describe institutional practices and programmatic initiatives that broaden access to the learning and training traditionally offered through formal education systems. Put simply, it "is the simple and powerful idea that the world’s knowledge is a public good and that technology in general and the Web in particular provide an extraordinary opportunity for everyone to share, use, and reuse knowledge" (William and Flora Hewlett Foundation).

Open Education encompasses the creation, adaptation, and adoption of open educational resources (OER), open pedagogy (including the design of renewable assignments), and the use of open-source educational technology. Watch the video below and click on the links in the sidebar to learn more about how members of the KPU community are embracing open educational practices, and to avail of grants, resources, and opportunities to serve your own teaching and learning practice.

Upcoming Events

  • September 18, 2017: Wikipedia Edit-athon. In celebration of National Science Literacy Week, libraries and other organizations will be highlighting Canadian Science and Scientists with a variety of events. In BC, in partnership between academic libraries and BCcampus, educators are partnering on a Wikipedia Edit-athon. Click here for more information on how to participate.

Have any questions? Interested in embracing an element of Open Educational Practices in your work but are unsure of where to start? Email us at and we will get back to you right away.