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

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Friday, October 13
 

10:30am

The Rise of the Automatic Purchasing Program
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.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Butterfield

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 →
avatar for Cheryl Cuillier

Cheryl Cuillier

Open Education Librarian, University of Arizona Libraries
I lead the Libraries' open educational resource (OER) initiatives.
avatar for Manuela Ekowo

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 →
avatar for Katie Steen

Katie Steen

Open Education Fellow, SPARC
Katie Steen is the Open Education Fellow for SPARC. Katie is responsible for advocacy, policy analysis, communications, and community building on SPARC’s Open Education program.
avatar for Kaitlyn Vitez

Kaitlyn Vitez

Higher Ed Campaign Director, United States Public Interest Research Group
Kaitlyn serves as the Student PIRGs' lobbyist on Capitol Hill, working on campaigns to promote open textbooks, save student aid, and protect student loan borrowers. In 2018, she ran a successful national grassroots campaign convincing Congress to start a federal open textbook program... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Williamson

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 education... Read More →
avatar for Brady Yano

Brady Yano

Assistant Director of Open Education, Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition
Hi everyone! My name is Brady Yano and I'm the Assistant Director of Open Education at SPARC. Come chat with me about Connect OER, the OER Digest, student engagement, and grassroots organizing.Have a question about OpenCon? Just ask!


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

1:00pm

Open practices, digital sanctuaries: A trans-institutional conversation about students risk and agency in Domains initiatives
Digital Sanctuary, modeled on the sanctuary city and campus movement, asks universities and colleges to seriously question their student data practices, policies, and systems. Rather than assuming that our closed student data systems are safest for our students, Digital Sanctuary demands a more nuanced look at the dangers. Sharing that critical process in the open is an educational exercise in student empowerment.

In this session, four colleagues from diverse institutions will discuss how their domains projects are encouraging conversations about student risk and agency, and how both closed and open environments at our institutions impact our understanding of that risk and agency. What might we learn about protecting our students through our domains projects, and how can we work together across institutions to advocate for more principled data practices, policies, systems, and curricula?

Speakers
avatar for Amy Collier

Amy Collier

Associate Provost for Digital Learning, Middlebury
avatar for Adam Croom

Adam Croom

Director, OU Office of Digital Learning
avatar for Kristen Eshleman

Kristen Eshleman

Director of Digital Innovation, Davidson College
As Director of Digital Learning Research & Design, Kristen coordinates the design and research of campus-wide experiments supported by digital learning. Digital Learning R&D functions as an independent research initiative in Academic Affairs, focused on the design and support of... Read More →
avatar for James Luke

James Luke

Prof. Economics / Open Learning Lab, Lansing Community College
Open Learning, OER, OER publishing, Commons, CoOO, DoOO, Community Colleges, Higher Ed strategy, institutional structure/governance


Friday October 13, 2017 1:00pm - 1:55pm
Grenada