Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani will Keynote the 2017 STAR Symposium

dr-rajiv_jhangianiDr. Jhangiani is the Keynote Presenter at the 2017 STAR Symposium. His presentation “Innovating with Openness: Changing Our Approach” introduces the idea of open educational practices and makes an evidence-based case for how this approach to teaching and learning serves not just social justice but also pedagogical innovation.

A college education holds great promise as a vehicle for economic and social mobility as it provides students with the knowledge and skills they need for success throughout their life and career. However, too often this promise goes begging because higher education itself is often structured in a way that reinforces existing social inequalities. Dr. Jhangiani will share his experience and insights into how simple steps towards embracing open educational practices can make a significant difference for students and instructors.

Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani is the University Teaching Fellow in Open Studies and a Psychology Professor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Vancouver, BC, where he conducts research in open education and the scholarship of teaching and learning. He has revised two open textbooks—for Research Methods and Social Psychology—and advocates for the adoption of open educational and science practices. Dr. Jhangiani also serves as the Senior Open Education Advocacy and Research Fellow with BCcampus, an Associate Editor of Psychology Learning and Teaching, and a faculty workshop facilitator with the Open Textbook Network.

Did you register yet?

Registration is open for the 2017 STAR Symposium. This is a virtual one-day conference is sponsored by the Minnesota Online Quality Initiative. It will consist of presentations focused on topics related to Faculty Development Support, Course Design and Delivery, Assessment and Feedback, Student Engagement, Technology Integration, Measuring the Impact of Best Practices and other Teaching Innovations for face-to-face, blended, and online courses.

Date: February 10, 2017  8:30 AM – 4 PM
Cost: $50 per attendee

For more information and to register: https://minnesota.qualitymatters.org/symposium/

There are over twenty sessions to choose from this year. A preliminary schedule can be viewed on the 2017 STAR Symposium Sneak Peek.



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