Quality, flexibility, cost and equity: drivers for open textbooks
Deakin Downtown, Melbourne, Victoria
13 March 2020
As part of a project funded through the NCSEHE, Deakin University will welcome Dr Rajiv Jhangiani, talking from Canada to share some of his research and practices with open textbooks.
Rajiv’s keynote will focus on the quality, cost, flexibility and equity drivers for open text books in the context of increasing digital provision and need to diversify texts for local socio-cultural contexts. Following the keynote, the audience will have an opportunity to explore the issues with a local student and staff panel.
Rajiv is the Associate Vice Provost, Open Education at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. His research and practice focuses on open education, student-centered pedagogies, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Rajiv has co-authored three open textbooks in Psychology and led text-book ‘sprints’ to rapidly author new open textbook content including quiz-banks and supplementary resources.
Rajiv advocates for the adoption of open educational practices in Canada and worldwide to support the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and spoke at the United Nations on the topic in 2019. He has been invited to provide hisperspective as part of CRADLE’s research project, led by Sarah Lambert, on the potential of open textbooks as social justice initiatives in Australia.
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