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Open Education at KPU

Open Education Strategic Plan 2018-2023 at KPU

Policies and procedures

  • Intellectual Property Procedure
    • 5d, iii. Copyright: “University Members are encouraged to submit a copy of their copyrighted work in an appropriate repository operated or endorsed by the University, such as Kwantlen Open Resource Access (KORA) or Kaltura. University Members may note that submitting to an open repository may limit the author’s ability to publish the same work in another medium.University Members are encouraged to consult with the Office of the University Librarian to determine and label with appropriate licenses (e.g. Creative Commons) to enable wider reuse of their work while imposing certain conditions on its reuse.”



If you are using an open textbook or other OER in a KPU course, please report it to:


Estimated Cost Savings to Students (Zed Cred Initiative)


KPU provides KORA, an institutional repository for collecting, preserving, and providing free online access to scholarly and creative materials created by the Kwantlen community.

Canadian repositories

KPU Library

KPU Bookstore and Printshop

ZTC (Zero Textbook Cost) programs

For more information, see ZTC: Zero Textbook Cost.

Use the new Registration Application at to search for course sections with zero textbook costs

OER from KPU

Open textbooks – new

Open textbooks – adapted

Supplementary materials


Support resources

Open Pedagogy


Publishing services

Grants and projects

The Open Educational Resources (OER) Grant program provides funding and staff support to KPU faculty members interested in creating, adapting, and adopting OERs (and other types of Open Pedagogy).

Projects in progress


  • Adapt and improve a Math Qualifying Studies open textbook
  • Create a Consumer Behaviour open textbook
  • Abridge and update Introduction to Sociology – 2nd Canadian Edition
  • Launch an open access journal of KPU Psychology student work
  • Create a Statistics for Sociology open textbook
  • Develop openly-licensed modules for Religions of East Asia
  • Develop core skill-building module for three levels of listening and speaking courses in the ELST program
  • Create videos to supplement interactive Doing Research modules
  • Adapt and enhance Business Communication for Everyone: An Inclusive Guide to Writing in the Workplace
  • Create an Introductory Taxation open textbook with students using principles of open pedagogy
  • Remix and adapt OER for Introduction to University Writing
  • Create a question bank to accompany an Organizational Behaviour open textbook

KPU Faculty of Arts Excellence and Advancement Fund Grant & Zed Cred Grant

  • Create an Introductory Criminology open textbook

BCcampus OER Grant

  • Ancient and Medieval History open textbook, lead

H5P OER Development 2020 (BCcampus)

  • H5P for Concepts of Biology, 1st Cdn ed

Marketing OER 2020 (BCcampus)

  • Andrea Niosi – Consumer Behaviour

OE Sustainability Grant 2019-2021 (BCcampus)

KPU will embark on this two-year plan:

  • Enhance and professionalize KPU’s Open Publishing Suite (OPUS) by:
    1. Developing LaTeX support service
    2. Providing graphic design and layout support
    3. Creating a pre-publication peer-review program
  • Enhance open education research capacity with:
    1. OER Research Fellowship
    2. Hosting an annual OER Institute
  • Expand their UN Sustainable Goals Open Pedagogy Fellowship
  • Adapt the student-created textbook affordability challenge game for web delivery
  • Develop a question bank sprint guide

Trades OER Development Grant 2020 (BCcampus)

  • Michelle Nakano – Line F (levels 3 and 4): Horticulture/Landscape



Working group

This group brings together key stakeholders from across the institution to provide advice and support for KPU’s open education initiatives, which include the creation, adaptation, and adoption of open educational resources, the development of Zed Cred programs, and the embrace of innovative open pedagogies.



KPU’s Open Education Research Fellowship

2019-2020 Fellows

  • Melissa Ashman (Applied Communications)

Research and presentations

Bali, M., Cronin, C., & Jhangiani, R. S. (2020). Framing open educational practices from a social justice perspective. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2020(1), 10.

Barker J., Jeffery, K., Jhangiani, R.S., Veletsianos, G. (2018). Eight patterns of open textbook adoption in British Columbia The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 19(3).

Carey, T., Davis, A., Ferreras, S., Porter, D. (2015). Using open educational practices to support institutional strategic excellence in teach, learning & scholarship. Open Praxis, 7(2).  doi: 10.5944/openpraxis.7.2.201

Jhangiani, R.S. (2017). Pragmatism vs. idealism and the identity crisis of OER advocacy. Open Praxis, 9(2). doi: 10.5944/openpraxis.9.2.569

Jhangiani, R. S., Dastur, F. N., Le Grand, R., & Penner, K. (2018). As good or better than commercial textbooks: Students’ perceptions and outcomes from using open digital and open print textbooks. The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 9 (1).

Jhangiani, R.S., Hardin, E.E.,& Beers, M.J. (guest eds). (2019). Open educational practices: Perceptions and outcomes. Psychology Learning & Teaching (special issue). doi: 10.1177/1475725718814354

Jhangiani, R. S., & Jhangiani, S. (2017). Investigating the perceptions, use, and impact of open textbooks: A survey of post-secondary students in British Columbia. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 18(4). doi: 10.19173/irrodl.v18i4.3012

Blogs and news

KPU Open Education newsletters





Advisory Group

  • Farhad Dastur (2017-19)

BCcampus Open Education

Faculty Fellow

  • Rajiv Jhangiani (2015-16; 2017-18)

OE Sustainability Grant

  • 2019 recipient


  • Rajiv Jhangiani (2017)

Advisory Board

  • Rajiv Jhangiani (2019-20)

Business ZTC Programs Advisory Group

  • Andrea Niosi (2019-20)
  • Anita Sangha (2019-20)

Health ZTC Porgrams Advisory Group

  • Nirmal Dhaliwal (2019-21)

Open Homework Systems Advisory Group

  • Levente Orbán (2019-21)

BCOEL Membership

  • Caroline Daniels
  • Cleire Lauron
  • Karen Meijer-Kline
  • Linda Woodcock

Open Education Group OER Research Fellowships

  • Alena Buis (2019-20)
  • Farhad Dastur (2016-17)
  • Rajiv Jhangiani (2015-16)


  • Member of OERu, an international network of recognized partner institutions from five continents – providing top-quality tertiary courses to students everywhere.


2018-2019 Open Education Leadership Mentors

  • Caroline Daniels

Institutional Memberships

Last update: Dec 11/20


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