Wednesday, August 4, 2021 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual - Zoom
Scholarship in higher education is rife with almost comical paradoxes. Consider scholarly publishing: an author willingly gifts their publicly-funded research to private corporations. Then, institutions have to hand over even more public funding so that they can access the very research they produced. Or consider how science incentivizes trading off unsexy but cumulative research for flashy but non-reproducible findings, implicitly encouraging questionable research practices like p-hacking and withholding disconfirming data. Despite university strategic plans concerning access and impact, every new generation of scholars learns that prestige is often associated with communicating in the least accessible style through the least accessible channels.

Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani is the Associate Vice President, Teaching and Learning at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in British Columbia. The architect of Canada’s first zero textbook cost degree programs, Rajiv’s scholarship focuses on open educational practices, student-centered pedagogies, and ethical approaches to educational technology. A co-author of three open textbooks in Psychology, his books include Open: The Philosophy and Practices that are Revolutionizing Education and Science (2017) and Open at the Margins: Critical Perspectives on Open Education (2020).

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