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Dr. Tannis Morgan receives BCcampus Award for Excellence in Open Education

Dr. Tannis Morgan, Director of JIBC's Centre for Teaching, Learning & Innovation, was recognized with the BCcampus Award for Excellence in Open Education.

A longtime proponent of open education at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) has been recognized with the BCcampus Award for Excellence in Open Education.

Dr. Tannis Morgan, Director of JIBC’s Centre for Teaching, Learning & Innovation, received the honour for her work on championing affordable and open resources such as free textbooks available online.

Several years ago, even before BCcampus put out a call for grants for such projects, Dr. Morgan conceived of JIBC’s Zed Cred initiative, a set of courses in a specific program area that allows a student to earn a credential with zero textbook costs through the use of open educational resources and/or free library materials.

In addition to her work in helping create open resources for use by JIBC students and the community, she has led and facilitated the collaborative Agora faculty development program at the Universidad de Guadalajara in Mexico (which received a 2017 Award for Excellence from the Open Education Consortium). Her efforts advocating for open education resources include her blog and numerous presentations internationally.

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