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Open Education Research Institute

Due to the evolving situation with COVID-19 and related advice from public health authorities, the Open Education Research Institute (OERI) scheduled on May 14 is now indefinitely postponed. We will follow up with you in the future as future plans for the OERI take shape, but for now we urge everyone to follow the advice of the Provincial Health Authority, stay home, and stay safe. Thank you very much for your interest in the OERI. Please continue to check our website and Twitter feed for news on upcoming events and to stay connected. Please contact Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani at should you have any questions or concerns.

The Open Education Research Institute (OERI) is an opportunity for new and emerging researchers interested in open educational practices to deepen their knowledge and sharpen their skill set while connecting with other researchers and joining a Provincial mentorship network. The one-day institute will begin with an overview of existing research on open educational practices, including a special focus on research conducted in or by researchers in British Columbia. Participants will learn about different theoretical and methodological frameworks for research in open education and receive guidance on practical issues such as preparing applications for ethical review of their research projects and publishing their work in open access journals or repositories. Participants will work in affinity groups to draft and revise their research questions and be paired with an experienced researcher, who will serve as their mentor for the following year.

The OERI is jointly funded by KPU Open Education and BCcampus. While there will be no cost to register for the event, registration is required to plan for catering and other logistics. The OERI has deliberately been scheduled to take place the day after the Festival of Learning to make it easier for those travelling to the Lower Mainland for that event to participate in the institute.

Date: Thursday, May 14, 2020

Time: 8:30am- 4:30pm, followed by a no-host dinner

Address: KPU Civic Plaza 6th Floor, 13485 Central Ave, Surrey, BC V3T 0K2 | Directions