"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.
Using OER, you can
- Customize your resources and reduce barriers for students by creating, adapting, or adopting open educational resources (OER)
- Engage students and collaborate by designing and implementing renewable assignments and other forms of open pedagogy
- Expand your knowledge and build community by engaging in open education research
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 Network, International Council for Open and Distance Education, Open Education Global, OER universitas, Centre for Open Education Practice, and Creative Commons Global Network.