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A Year of Open at Ontario Tech

A Year of Open at Ontario Tech.

Symposium for Effective Teaching and Learning in the Sciences

A day-long series of talks, interactive workshops, demos and panels focusing on modern methods of effective teaching and learning in science at the university level. Open educational resources was presented to attendees as an introduction to the concept and to promote awareness of OER on campus.

Serving Access, Equity, and Innovation through Open Educational Practices: Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani

The Campus Libraries welcomed Rajiv Jhangiani, PhD, to campus to speak on open educational practices: teaching techniques that draw upon ‘open’ (public domain) technologies and educational resources to enable collaborative and flexible learning.

Dr. Jhangiani is Special Advisor to the Provost on Open Education and a Psychology Instructor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Surrey, British Columbia. He is also Co-Director of the Open Pedagogy Notebook, and serves as an Associate Editor of Psychology Learning and Teaching and an Ambassador for the Center for Open Science.

In his talk, entitled Serving Access, Equity, and Innovation through Open Educational Practices, Dr. Jhangiani explored how the shift away from traditional, closed practices can provide a learner-centred approach to education.

International Open Education Week

Open Education Week is a celebration of the global Open Education Movement. Its goal is to raise awareness about the movement and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide. This year, the Teaching & Learning Centre, Library, Faculty of Education, and the university Student Union hosted a series of drop-in sessions to introduce the Ontario Tech community to OPEN.

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