Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) has five campuses located in the Metro Vancouver region of British Columbia. KPU offers bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations in more than 120 programs. Almost 20,000 students annually attend courses at KPU campuses in Surrey, Richmond, Langley, Cloverdale, and Civic Plaza.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University currently offers a range of credentials, many of which are completely unique, to successfully meet the evolving needs of regional and global employment markets. Students have the opportunity to bridge certificate and diploma credentials into bachelor's degrees, creating the option of academic and professional enhancement of applied and technical programs.

Institution Website: https://www.kpu.ca/

Initiative(s)

Open Textbooks/Zero Textbook Cost Programs

KPU is Canada’s leading adopter of open textbooks and other OER. We also support the creation and adaptation of open textbooks via our library’s Open Publishing Suite (OPUS) and with the support of OER grants. Finally, we have launched Canada’s first zero textbook cost programs. See also: https://www.kpu.ca/open/grants https://www.kpu.ca/library/OPUS https://www.kpu.ca/open/zedcred
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Open Pedagogy

In partnership with our Teaching & Learning Commons, we actively support open pedagogy through faculty learning communities, regular professional development workshops, and by supporting a range of open educational technology platforms such as Wordpress, Pressbooks, H5P, Hypothes.is.
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Open Online Courses/OERu Partnership

KPU is a founding member of the Open Educational Resources universitas (OERu), an international network of institutions that offers free and open online courses for students worldwide. The OERu partners also provide affordable ways for learners to gain academic credit towards qualifications from recognised institutions.
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