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* Correction: Higher Education Research & Development, Vol. 37 No. 7 is now available
* Free online seminar - Student-Centred Learning with Open Education with Dr Rajiv Jhangiani
* Job vacancy - Associate Director/Director - Educational Development USYD Business School
* New online first articles in Higher Education Research and Developments

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Correction: Higher Education Research & Development, Vol. 37 No. 7 is now available

Higher Education Research & Development, Vol. 37 No. 7 is now available from the HERDSA website at http://herdsa.org.au/higher-education-research-development-vol-37-no-7

Free online access is available to HERDSA members through your member dashboard

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Free online seminar - Student-Centred Learning with Open Education with Dr Rajiv Jhangiani
14 November 2018 11am - 12pm QLD time

Higher education promises to be a vehicle for economic and social mobility; however, this promise increasingly goes begging as our institutions are subtly structured to reinforce existing inequalities, with engagement, persistence, and achievement still closely tied to affordability. The oft-heard institutional claim to be student-centered is similarly hypocritical, as it is usually faculty, accreditation requirements, and budgetary constraints that dictate both the structure and content of the learning experience. It is against the backdrop of these paradoxes that open education practices have emerged as a transformational force in higher education.

Open educational practices (OEP) encompass the creation, adaptation, and adoption of open educational resources, open course development, and even the design of renewable assignments where students are empowered as co-creators of knowledge. OEP represents a truly learner-centered approach to education that radically enhances both agency and access. This presentation will draw on a diverse set of examples to make a case for why the shift away from traditional (closed) practices is not only desirable but also inevitable, and how OEP support the modern university’s mission by serving both social justice and pedagogical innovation.

Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani is a Special Advisor to the Provost on Open Education and a Psychology Professor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in British Columbia, where he conducts research in open education and the scholarship of teaching and learning. A recipient of the Robert E. Knox Master Teacher Award from the University of British Columbia and the Dean of Arts Teaching Excellence award at KPU, Dr. Jhangiani also serves as an Associate Editor of Psychology Learning and Teaching, an Ambassador for the Center for Open Science, and co-director of the Open Pedagogy Notebook. Formerly an Open Education Advisor at BCcampus and a Faculty Workshop Facilitator with the Open Textbook Network, Dr. Jhangiani’s books include A Compendium of Scales for Use in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (2015) and Open: The Philosophy and Practices that are Revolutionizing Education and Science (2017). You can find him online at @thatpsychprof or thatpsychprof.com

Further information: https://www.usq.edu.au/library/usq-libraries/events/2018/11/usq-salon-Rajiv

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Job vacancy - Associate Director/Director - Educational Development USYD Business School
Closing date: 25 November 2018, 11.30pm (Sydney time)

The University of Sydney Business School is looking for an academic lead for a transformational initiative to enhance the student teaching and learning experience. Building and leading a team of educational developers, designers, technologists and researchers, this post will develop and deliver connected and innovative (yes, I used the word!) approaches to teaching and learning for over 16500 students studying at a globally leading Business School in beautiful Sydney, Australia. For an informal conversation, email the Associate Dean (Education) on peter.j.bryant@sydney.edu.au

Full Time, 3 years' fixed term position (flexible work arrangements may be considered including part-time, job share and other options)
Academic Level C (Senior Lecturer level - Salary: $127K to $147K p.a.) OR Academic Level D (Associate Professor level - Salary: $153K to $169K p.a.), plus leave loading and generous superannuation contribution

University of Sydney Business School 
Reference No. 2098/1018F

Further information: https://bit.ly/2SdzfbT

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New online first articles in Higher Education Research and Developments

Access to languages other than English in Australian universities: an educational pipeline of privilege, Tebeje Molla, Andrew Harvey & Sam Sellar, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2018.1522620

Book Review: Higher education, meritocracy and inequality in China, Fei Guo, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2018.1537970

Book Review: Universities and the occult rituals of the corporate world: higher education and metaphorical parallels with myth and magic, Nattalia Godbold, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2018.1537967

Book Review: Spaces of teaching and learning: integrating perspectives on research and practice, Alisa Percy, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2018.1537960

Could it all be much ado about nothing? A tragicomic perspective on research impact, Joanne Doyle in the LSE Impact Blog on her recent HERD article, https://tinyurl.com/ycbdqgve

All this and more on the Higher Education Research and Development twitter feed at https://twitter.com/HERDJournal