Note: In support of a more harmonious life-work balance, I am limiting the number of invitations I accept to give keynotes or invited talks. However, if I am unable to accept your invitation I will gladly provide you with recommendations for excellent alternative speakers.
I am always honoured when I am approached by an institution or organization that is interested in having me give a keynote address or invited talk. I frequently speak on topics such as open educational practices, ethical approaches to educational technology, inclusive teaching, 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 Vice Provost, Teaching and Learning at Brock University in Ontario, Canada, where he holds faculty appointments in the Departments of Educational Studies and Psychology, directs the Inclusive Education Research Lab, and is affiliated with the Social Justice Research Institute and the Social Justice and Equity Studies MA program. The architect of Canada’s first zero textbook cost degree programs, his scholarship focuses on open educational practices, student-centered pedagogies, and ethical approaches to educational technology. His publications include peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on a wide range of topics related to open educational practices, three open textbooks in Psychology, and two co-edited volumes, Open: The Philosophy and Practices that are Revolutionizing Education and Science and Open at the Margins: Critical Perspectives on Open Education. Together with Dr. Robin DeRosa, he is a co-founder of the Open Pedagogy Notebook.
Dr. Jhangiani is a recipient of the Robert E. Knox Master Teacher Award from the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia, the Dean of Arts Teaching Excellence award at KPU, the Award for Excellence in Open Education from BCcampus, and the Emerging Leader Award from Open Education Global. Dr. Jhangiani has worked with over 100 post-secondary institutions across North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia to help develop their capacity to support open educational practices. In 2020 he served as an Ambassador for the Global Advocacy of Open Educational Resources with the International Council for Open and Distance Education and in 2018 he was invited to speak at OpenCon United Nations about how open education supports the sustainable development goals. In 2023, Dr. Jhangiani is serving as a Visiting Distinguished Teaching Scholar at Trent University.
You can find him online @firstname.lastname@example.org, @thatpsychprof, or rajivjhangiani.com
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If I am traveling to your event I will bring my own laptop computer, clicker, and adapter (HDMI & VGA). I will require an LCD projector and prefer a lavalier microphone, if available.
If this a virtual event please provide information about the technology setup and the time required for testing.
Please also provide information about how you plan to make the event accessible (e.g., live captioning).
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 posts.
I will make my slides available following my presentation.
When traveling, 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.