OpenEd17: The 14th Annual Open Education Conference
October 11 – 13, 2017  ::  Anaheim, CA

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Wednesday, October 11 • 4:00pm - 4:25pm
Openness Promotes Academic Non-Monogamy: The Case of the OERu-KPU Open Marriage

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The Open Educational Resources Universitas (OERu) is an international network of +30 tertiary institutions from six world regions that have created a parallel universe to improve higher education accessibility. Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) partnered with the OERu to help manifest its commitments to Quality, Relevance, and Reputation. The OERu-KPU open marriage is in its 4th year and has produced the WikiEducator-based, open online course: Introduction to Psychology. This presentation will explain the nature of this partnership with special reference to the role of faculty, administrators, and learning technologists. Interestingly, the same faculty who developed KPU's OERu course also created an OERu-Thompson Rivers University course on Research Methods. Is it time we acknowledge that openness promotes academic non-monogamy?

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Farhad Dastur

Board of Governors, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Farhad Dastur did his graduate work in psychology at Dalhousie University. Currently, he is a faculty member at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Farhad has taught, advocated, and done research in open education. He has developed open courses and resources for Thompson Rivers University... Read More →

Wednesday October 11, 2017 4:00pm - 4:25pm PDT
Terrace D - F