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Open Education

Open Education is a collective term used 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

  • March 6, 2018: We are delighted to host colleagues from institutions across the Lower Mainland for “Open in Action,” a special event during Open Education Week. Join faculty, staff and students at KPU Richmond Campus at the Melville Centre for Dialogue for this all-day event, which includes presentations from open education practitioners across BC. The day includes a student panel, a talk about understanding indigenous practice in open, a panel about Canada’s first Zed Creds, and applying openness to your own practice. Breakfast and lunch is included with your free registration. For the full schedule and to register for the event, visit: (spaces are limited so register today!)

Announcement of the Open in Action event on March 6, 2018 at the KPU Richmond campus

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.

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