OpenEd17: The 14th Annual Open Education Conference
October 11 – 13, 2017  ::  Anaheim, CA

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Wednesday, October 11 • 11:00am - 11:55am
How the Sausage Gets Made: Building State-Wide Support for Open Education Initiatives

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Over the last few years, we've seen increasing state-wide support for open education. But how does that support begin? Who's behind those initiatives and what are they doing to advance open education efforts at the state level? This panel presentation will share the experiences of initiators of state-wide programs across four states (Ohio, Virginia, Louisiana, and Wisconsin). While each panelist has gained state-wide support for open textbook adoption, they have done so in different ways and with different degrees of mandate. The panelists will have the opportunity to share their processes, their lessons learned, their successes, and the status of their efforts, helping attendees identify avenues for their own state-wide initiatives while also demonstrating there is not just one way to establish or implement support. One thing these panelists will certainly agree on though --it's worth the effort.

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Robert Butterfield

Director, Instructional Resources, University of Wisconsin-Stout
I am the Director of Instructional Resources for the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Instructional Resources provides print textbook rentals, e-texts, access codes and other resources in support of our curriculum supported by student fees. We also operate the campus OER program! Talk... Read More →
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Sarah Faye Cohen

Managing Director, Open Textbook Network
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Teri Gallaway

Associate Commissioner, Louisiana Library Network

Glenda Thornton

Director, Michael Schwartz Library
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Anita Walz

Asst Dir of Open Ed and Scholarly Comm Librarian, @VTNews
Anita Walz is the Assistant Director for Open Education and Scholarly Communication Librarian at Virginia Tech. She works with faculty, administrators, and staff on local, state, national and international levels to inspire faculty to choose, adapt, and create learning resources which... Read More →

Wednesday October 11, 2017 11:00am - 11:55am PDT
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