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Contact-new.svg Rajiv Jhangiani
Employer:Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Thomson Rivers University - Open Learning
Occupation:Psychology Instructor
Other roles:Faculty Fellow with the BC Open Textbook Project; OERu course developer; Open textbook author; Associate Editor at NOBA

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My profile

I am a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, where I conduct research on teaching and learning.

I serve as a Faculty Fellow with the BC Open Textbook Project, an Associate Editor of Psychology Learning & Teaching, the Associate Editor of NOBA, an Open Learning Faculty Member at Thompson Rivers University, and the Director of Research, Resources, and Special Initiatives for the Society for the Teaching of Psychology’s Early Career Psychologists Committee.

I advocate for open textbooks, open pedagogy, and open research practices, and frequently present to faculty, staff, and administrators at post-secondary institutions in Canada and the United States. Please contact me here if you are interested in having me work with your institution or organization.


PhD in Social & Personality Psychology (UBC)
MA in Cognitive Science (UBC)
BA in Psychology (UBC)

Presentations & Publications related to Open Education


Jhangiani, R., & Biswas-Diener, R. (edited book in development). Open: The philosophy and practices that are revolutionizing psychological science and education. Ubiquity Press.


Jhangiani, R., & Devries, I. (manuscript in development). Course design and development in the open: The case of research methods in psychology.

Belshaw, J., Green, A., & Jhangiani, R. (manuscript in development). Multiple approaches to open textbook development: Lessons learned from three disciplines.

Jhangiani, R. (in press). Unleashing openness in the teaching of introductory psychology. In D. Dunn, B. M. Hard, & R. Calfee (Eds.), Thematic Approaches for Teaching Introductory Psychology. Cengage.


Jhangiani, R., Key, J., Hendricks, C., Pitt, B., & Lalonde, C. (2015, November). Faculty attitudes towards OER and open textbooks in British Columbia and beyond. Presentation at the OpenEd 15 Conference. Vancouver, BC.

Dastur, F., Le Grand, R., Jhangiani, R., & Penner, K. (2015, November). Introductory psychology textbooks: The roles of online vs. print and open vs. traditional textbooks. Presentation at the OpenEd 15 Conference. Vancouver, BC.

Le Grand, R., Dastur, F., Jhangiani, R., & Penner, K. (2015, July). Using open textbooks for teaching introductory psychology. Talk at the 5th Vancouver International Conference on the Teaching of Psychology. Vancouver, BC.

Deutschmann, R., Lang, E., & Jhangiani, R. (2015, July). Open vs. traditional textbooks for introductory psychology: A quantitative content analysis. Poster presentation at the 5th Vancouver International Conference on the Teaching of Psychology. Vancouver, BC.

Jhangiani, R. (2015, July). Ditch the disposable and leave a legacy: “Giving psychology away” via open pedagogy. Talk at the Fourth Annual Psychology One Conference at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.

Hendricks, C., & Jhangiani, R. (2015, June). Enhancing pedagogy with open textbooks and other OER. Interactive session at the 35th Annual Conference of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Vancouver, BC.

Jhangiani, R. (2015, May). An openness to openness: The terrifying and liberating process of disrupting higher education. Keynote address at the 2015 Open Textbook Summit. Vancouver, BC.

Jhangiani, R., Key, J., & Hendricks, C. (2015, May). Faculty Attitudes Towards and Experiences With OER and Open Textbooks. Presentation at the 2015 Open Textbook Summit. Vancouver, BC.

Daniels, C., Smith, B., & Jhangiani, R. (2015, May). Academic librarians and OER: Access, advocacy, and activism. Session at the 2015 BC Library Conference, Vancouver, BC.

Lalonde, C., Smith, B., Belshaw, J., & Jhangiani, R. (2015, May). Building an OPEN community. Panel discussion at the 2015 OLFM workshop, Kamloops, BC.

Belshaw, J., & Jhangiani, R. (2015, May). The open textbook project/open education resources. Panel discussion at the 2015 BC Studies Conference, Surrey, BC.

Jhangiani, R. (2015, May). Giving psychology away: The impact of open textbook adoption on psychology students. Presentation at the 2015 BC Psychology Articulation meeting, Abbotsford, BC.

Jhangiani, R. (2015, April). Using open pedagogy to promote critical skill development. Presentation at the Teaching Introductory Psychology Northwest Conference. Des Moines, WA.

Pitt, B., & Jhangiani, R. (2015, March). Distinguishing the dOERs: Faculty use of open educational resources. BCcampus webinar for open education week.

Jhangiani, R., Dastur, F., & Wiley, D. (2014, October). Opening up psychology: Adopting open textbooks, open pedagogy, and an open philosophy in the classroom. Symposium at the Society for the Teaching of Psychology’s Annual Conference on Teaching, Atlanta, GA.

Burgess, M., Jhangiani, R., & Bueckert, C. (2014, Oct.). Open textbooks: New models in textbook production. Innovation: The shock of the possible (2014 community summit), Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada.

Jhangiani, R., Burgess, M., & Coolidge, A. (2014, Sept.). Open textbooks: A how-to guide on adaptation and adoption. Professional Development Workshop, Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

Jhangiani, R., McGivern, R., & Anderson, T. (2014, May). Open education resources. Professional Development Seminar, Thompson Rivers University.

Jhangiani, R. (2014, May). Open textbooks: A how-to guide on adaptation and adoption. Professional Development Seminar, Capilano University.

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