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/
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.
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.
This comprehensive and flexible online program is designed to develop expertise and capacity across a broad spectrum of open educational practices, including open educational resources and pedagogies, educational technologies, policy, advocacy, and scholarship. The program balances both theoretical and practical elements, always ensuring that critical perspectives and issues are foregrounded.
This program is the ideal professional development opportunity for educators, practitioners, technologists, librarians, leaders, policymakers, and others who endeavour to widen equitable access to education. This program is designed to provide a comprehensive foundation for new practitioners as well as to complement and significantly advance the expertise of those already working to support open education. Graduates of other formal open education training opportunities may be given the option for advanced placement in this comprehensive program in order to build on and complement their existing training. This program is open to all and does not require institutional membership or sponsorship.