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

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Friday, October 13 • 10:30am - 11:25am
The Rise of the Automatic Purchasing Program

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It should come as no surprise that textbook affordability is a major gripe for students pursuing higher education. In recognition of this, there is growing interest in adopting programs that ensure students have immediate access to discounted, publisher produced course materials. While the names of all inclusive courseware models vary across higher education institutions, (eTexts, Include-Ed, U-Read, etc.) the general framework behind each remains the same.

This panel will explore the structure of the inclusive access model and its implications to the stakeholder groups they represent. With Pearson having announced that over 1,200 campus bookstores were piloting these models in fall 2016 alone, this timely discussion will leave attendees more aware of the implications of adopting these models. Attendees will also have a greater understanding of how this model compares to alternatives in the textbook market.

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Nicole Allen

Director of Open Education, SPARC
Hi! I'm Nicole Allen, Director of Open Education for SPARC. I've devoted my career to advocating for open education to benefit students — starting back when I was an undergraduate student myself frustrated with expensive textbooks in the information-rich world we live in. My ex... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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Cheryl Cuillier

OER Coordinator, University of Arizona Libraries
I lead the Libraries' open educational resource (OER) initiatives.
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Manuela Ekowo

Policy Analyst, New America
Manuela Ekowo is a policy analyst with the Education Policy program at New America. She provides research and analysis on policies related to higher education including innovations in higher education delivery, the use of technology, open educational resources (OER), and ensuring... Read More →
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Katie Steen

Open Education Fellow, SPARC
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Kaitlyn Vitez

Higher Education Advocate, U.S. PIRG
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Daniel Williamson

Managing Director, OpenStax, Rice University
Daniel Williamson manages the day to day operations of OpenStax, using his extensive experience in academic e-publishing to guide content development, technology integration, and overall project coordination. A Rice University graduate, and passionate advocate of equity in educat... Read More →
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Brady Yano

Assistant Director of Open Education, SPARC
Come chat with me about Connect OER, OpenCon, the OER Digest, libraries and student engagement!

Friday October 13, 2017 10:30am - 11:25am

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