I am always honoured when I am approached by an institution or organization that is interested in having me deliver a keynote address. I frequently speak on topics such as open educational practices, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and the psychology of good and evil.
Please contact me if you would like to inquire about my availability for an event. If possible, please include information about the expected audience (e.g., composition & size), whether you would also like me to facilitate a hands-on workshop or engage in discussions with any campus stakeholders (e.g., executives, library, bookstore, student association, etc.) during my visit, and what your budget is for a speaker fee.
As an advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion, I would also appreciate information about the diversity among the planned invited speakers at your event (if there is to be more than one). Please note that while I will not consent to participate on a “manel” or in a series that is otherwise not inclusive, I will happily provide you with a long list of gifted speakers whose presence would greatly enhance any event.
Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani is the Associate Vice Provost, Open Education at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in British Columbia. The architect of Canada’s first Zero Textbook Cost degrees, Rajiv is an internationally known advocate for open education whose research and practice focuses on open educational resources, student-centered pedagogies, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Rajiv is a recipient of the Robert E. Knox Master Teacher Award from the University of British Columbia, the Dean of Arts Teaching Excellence award at KPU, and the award for Excellence in Open Education from BCcampus. Rajiv is a co-founder of the Open Pedagogy Notebook, serves on the BC Open Education Advisory Committee, and on the boards of Virtually Connecting, Ubiquity Proceedings, and KDocs Film Festival. He formerly served as a Special Advisor to the Provost on Open Education and a Psychology Instructor at KPU, Open Education Advisor and Senior Open Education Research & Advocacy Fellow with BCcampus, a Faculty Workshop Facilitator with the Open Textbook Network, and a Faculty Fellow with the BC Open Textbook Project. A co-author of three open textbooks in Psychology, his most recent book is Open: The Philosophy and Practices that are Revolutionizing Education and Science (2017). You can find him online @thatpsychprof or thatpsychprof.com
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I will bring my own laptop computer, clicker, and adapter (HDMI & VGA). I will require an LCD projector and prefer a lavalier/handheld microphone.
If you plan to use a hashtag for your event I would appreciate knowing this in advance so I can incorporate it into my slides and promotional tweets.
I will make my slides available online following my presentation.
My preferred airline is Air Canada (or its Star Alliance partners). When possible I prefer to fly into the city earlier than the evening prior to my talk and fly out the day after my talk.