BCcampus welcomes two new Open Education Advisors

BCcampus is delighted to announce the newest members to join our team.  Please help us in welcoming Open Education Advisors, Lucas Wright (UBC) and Rajiv Jhangiani (KPU). Lucas joins BCcampus from UBC, where he works as an Educational Consultant: Learning Technology, Teaching and Learning Professional Development, at the Centre for Teaching and Learning. Rajiv joins BCcampus from KPU, where he is the University Teaching Fellow in Open Studies and a Psychology professor. Both Lucas and Rajiv have tremendous experience in open education and the B.C. post-secondary environment. As Open Education Advisors, they will support open education projects, including the newest Zed Cred degrees, and OER grants, advocate for open education in B.C., and work with all B.C. post-secondary institutions to advance open education initiatives.

Lucas will begin his secondment at the end of June 2017, with Rajiv soon following in September.

Lucas Wright, MEd

“Open education is one of the cornerstones of innovative and connected teaching and learning. As an Educational Consultant in the Centre for Teaching and Learning at the University of British Columbia, I have worked for the past seven years with instructors to integrate innovative and open approaches into their teaching. As an educator, I have made it my goal to find ways for learners to be active participants in the learning process and create and share knowledge with the world. I am excited to join BCcampus, an organization that has made such a considerable impact on education in British Columbia and globally, making education more open, accessible, and innovative.” – Lucas Wright, MEd

Rajiv Jhangiani, PhD

“I am overjoyed to have this opportunity to support colleagues across B.C. post-secondary institutions in this next exciting phase of the open movement. With interest in the potential benefits of OER, which go well beyond “free,” and open pedagogy growing, the new Zed Cred degree program, and inter-institutional collaborations, I am very optimistic about the future of open education in B.C. I am especially excited about working within a team that I so respect and admire, one that has had an outsized impact on the open movement, not just within our province or the rest of Canada, but globally.” – Rajiv Jhangiani, PhD