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Open Education Week

An icon that includes the text "featured in Open Education Week 2020"Open Education Week is an annual celebration that aims to raise awareness and showcase the impact of open education on teaching and learning worldwide. This year, Open Education will take place from March 2-6, 2020.

On Wednesday, March 4, 2020, we welcome members of the KPU community and guests from other post-secondary institutions and system partners to join us at the KPU Richmond campus (WSOD 4900) for a special event. The event will include a keynote presentation by Dr. Karen Cangialosi (Keene State College, New Hampshire, USA), lightning talks by open education champions at KPU, workshops on topics ranging from Creative Commons licensing to Open Pedagogy, and hands-on training for a range of open educational technology tools such as Pressbooks and

Please register for this event using the webform at the bottom of this page. Please note that this event will also be live-streamed (the stream will be embedded on this webpage).



8:30-9:00am Breakfast & Registration

9:00-9:20am Welcome

  • Lekeyten, Elder-in-Residence
  • Todd Mundle, University Librarian

9:20-9:30am Brief report on Open Education at KPU

  • Rajiv Jhangiani, Associate Vice Provost, Open Education

9:30-10:30am Keynote address

  • Karen Cangialosi, Professor of Biology and Open Education Faculty Fellow, Keene State College

10:30-11:00am Lightning talks by KPU Open Education champions

  • Christina Page, The Learning Centres
  • Tracey Kinney, History
  • Melissa Ashman, Applied Communications
  • Terry Berg, Academic & Career Preparation

11:00-11:15am Coffee break & transition time

11:15-12:00pm Concurrent workshops

  • Introduction to Open Pedagogy (Wilson 4900)
    • Arley Cruthers (Applied Communications), Jennifer Hardwick (English), & Karen Cangialosi (Biology)
  • Introduction to Open Educational Resources & Creative Commons Licenses (R1370)
    • Karen Meijer-Kline (Library)

12:00-12:30pm Lunch

12:30-1:00pm Student panel

1:00-1:30pm Lightning talks by KPU Open Education champions

  • Bruce Weir, Business
  • Jennifer Hardwick, English
  • Arleigh Reichl, Psychology
  • Sam Newton, Accounting

1:30-1:45pm Support & Opportunities for Open Education at KPU

  • Arley Cruthers, Applied Communications & Teaching Fellow in Open Education

1:45-2:00pm Closing comments

  • Rajiv Jhangiani, Associate Vice Provost, Open Education

2:00-2:15pm Coffee break & transition time

2:15-3:00pm Concurrent workshops

  • Pressbooks (Library Lab)
    • Karen Meijer-Kline & Caroline Daniels, Library
  • H5P Technology (R1360)
    • Robin Leung, Teaching & Learning Commons

Keynote Speaker

Headshot of Dr. Karen CangialosiDr. Karen Cangialosi is Professor of Biology and Open Education Faculty Fellow at Keene State College. She facilitates an Open pedagogy faculty learning community, and is co-leader of KSC Open, a Domain of One’s Own campus project. Karen spearheaded a movement to replace traditional textbooks with OER and other freely available resources for almost all KSC biology courses; and she incorporates methods of Open Pedagogy in all of her own courses. She is also an active collaborator with QUBES (Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis) and works towards addressing challenges of sustainability of Biology OER and the incorporation of OEP (Open Educational Practices) in STEM. Because of her commitment to transparent, widely collaborative practices of scientific investigation designed to serve the public, she integrates the principles and practices of Open Science into her courses and the undergraduate Biology curriculum at KSC.  She also runs a youth education and coral reef monitoring program in the Turks and Caicos Islands contributing to an open international reef survey database.  Read more about Karen at her website: