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

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Farhad Dastur

Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Faculty Member
Surrey, BC
I am a faculty member at Kwantlen Polytechnic University where I teach evolutionary psychology, perception, and cognitive ergonomics. My research interests include sensory perception in pregnant women, the determinants of intersection collisions between motorcycles and cars, the role of anxiety in pattern perception, and open education. My involvement with openness spans teaching, research, scholarship, development, and advocacy and includes the following: • Taught psychology using OpenStax and NOBA; • Researched the efficacy of open vs. commercial textbooks; • Selected as one of the Open Education Group’s 2016-18 OER Research Fellows• Written a book chapter “How to Open an Academic Department;” • Co-created an Intro Psychology course for the OERu; and• Advocated for more openness at my institution and beyondIn 2017, I will be co-leading a field school into the Amazon to encounter its indigenous cultures and remarkable biodiversity.