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Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Open Learning



Goal: By 2019-20, Indigenous student retention rates will increase by 20 per cent.



Goal: By 2019-20, Indigenous completion rates will increase by 20 per cent.

Open Learning will achieve this in several ways. Identifying and promoting indigenization of OL curriculum by developing an open textbook on Indigenous histories. Fund the completion of two research projects into indigenization of curriculum with a focus on educational technology and distance learning.

In collaboration with Indigenous researchers and communities, gather research findings to identify technology-enhanced teaching and learning practices that support and promote Indigenous teaching and learning. Promote implementation of these practices among course development teams and Open Learning faculty members.

Identify, where possible, current Indigenous learner success and retention measures and rates in Open Learning courses and programs. Support staff in looking at their own understandings of culture and indigenization and providing means to develop deeper understanding.

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