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Tuesday, June 7 • 9:00am - 9:30am
How to Open a Psychology Department: What We Have Learned Two Years Into Our Journey (9:00 - 9:30) LIMITED

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Two years ago, the Psychology Department at Kwantlen Polytechnic University was neither a leader nor even a follower in the open education movement. Today, we lead our institution in terms of number of sections taught with open textbooks. We have conducted research into the efficacy of open vs. traditional textbooks.

We have created an Open Education Resources committee that has authored a Moodle-based OER. We have participated in the creation of open educational resources including test banks, textbooks, wikis, and courses.

How did we do this? Learn from the faculty that made it happen in this informative panel discussion that will share with you strategies, lessons learned, and practical advice for opening your department.

Farhad Dastur, Faculty Member, Psychology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University 
David Froc, Faculty Member, Psychology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University 
Rajiv Jhangiani, Faculty Member, Psychology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University 
Richard Le Grand, Faculty Member, Psychology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University 
Kurt Penner, Faculty Member, Psychology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

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Farhad Dastur

Faculty Member, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
I believe that open education is one of the most important and exciting developments in higher education. I have taught using open textbooks; I have consulted on a Research Methods course using an open development platform (WikiEducator); I am co-creating an Intro Psychology course for OERu; I have conducted research on the efficacy of open textbooks; and I am writing an open textbook on Critical Thinking.

David Froc

Faculty Member, Psychology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Richard Le Grand

Faculty Member, Psychology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
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Rajiv Jhangiani

Open Studies Teaching Fellow & Psychology Professor, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
I am the Open Studies Teaching Fellow and a Psychology Professor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Vancouver, BC, where I conduct research in open education and the scholarship of teaching and learning. I also serve as an OER Research Fellow with the Open Education Group, an Associate Editor of Psychology Learning and Teaching, and a faculty workshop facilitator with the Open Textbook Network. I have revised two open textbooks—for... Read More →

Kurt Penner

Faculty Member, Psychology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Tuesday June 7, 2016 9:00am - 9:30am
Firenze Conference Room (Second Floor)

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