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Open Education

"Open Education encompasses resources, tools and practices that are free of legal, financial and technical barriers and can be fully used, shared and adapted in the digital environment. Open Education maximizes the power of the Internet to make education more affordable, accessible and effective"



Open education is an umbrella term that covers many different practices that focus on improving the educational experience for students and faculty alike.

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As a special purpose teaching university with an open access mandate, KPU is committed to affordable education and crafting new ways to enable learners to realize their ambition and career plans. We encourage and emphasize new ways our faculty engage with colleagues worldwide in innovative knowledge-practice networks to improve the learning experience. Through this approach, we serve as a model for how our graduates will engage with their professional and practice communities. 

At KPU, open education initiatives are led by the Associate Vice Provost, Teaching and Learning, guided by the Open Education Working Group, and supported by Open Education Strategists in the Teaching & Learning Commons. 


Kwantlen Polytechnic University is a proud member of the Open Education NetworkInternational Council for Open and Distance Education, Open Education GlobalOER universitasCentre for Open Education Practice, and Creative Commons Global Network.

Member badge for the Open Education Network      Logo of the International Council for Open and Distance Education      Logo of Open Education Global, with OE Global Member written below it      Logo of the OERu network      Logo of the Centre for Open Education Practice of New Zealand      Logo of the Creative Commons organization