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

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Friday, October 13

10:30am PDT

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.

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Nicole Allen

Director of Open Education, SPARC
Nicole Allen is the Director of Open Education for SPARC. In this role, she leads SPARC’s work to advance openness and equity in education, which includes a robust state and federal policy program, a broad librarian community of practice, and a leadership program for open education professionals... Read More →
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Bob Butterfield

Director, Instructional Resources Service, Univ. Of Wisconsin-stout Instructional Resources
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 →

Cheryl (Cuillier) Casey

Open Education Librarian, University of Arizona
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

Manager of Public Policy & Advocacy, SPARC
Katie is the Manager of Public Policy & Advocacy at SPARC where she is responsible for promoting policy and coalition activities to advance SPARC’s commitment to making Open the default in research and education. In this role, she works closely with the Executive Director and the... Read More →
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Kaitlyn Vitez

Higher Education Campaigns Director, U.S. PIRG
Kaitlyn serves as the Student PIRGs' lobbyist on Capitol Hill, working on campaigns to make college more affordable and protect student loan borrowers. She has been a leading voice for students in opposition to access codes, the Cengage-McGraw Hill merger, and automatic textbook billing... Read More →
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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 education... Read More →
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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 PDT

1:00pm PDT

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?

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Amy Collier

Associate Provost for Digital Learning, Middlebury
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Adam Croom

Director, OU Office of Digital Learning
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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 →
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Jim Luke

Prof. Economics / Open Learning Lab, Lansing Community College
Known as Econproph on the webs. I'm Professor of Economics & Open Learning Faculty Fellow in the Center for Teaching Excellence at Lansing Community College. I write about open and the economics of higher education and the commons - see my blog at econproph.com. Inventor & innovator... Read More →

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