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Overview of national and international efforts related to open education and college affordability
Overview of national and international efforts related to open education and college affordability
WhenFriday, May 25, 2018, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Campus locationOdegaard Undergraduate Library (OUG)
Campus roomOdegaard 220
Event typesAcademics, Lectures/Seminars, Special Events
Description

Nicole Allen, the director of open education at the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), will lead a discussion on open education and college affordability.

  • 10:00am Coffee reception, welcome and introduction by  Lizabeth (Betsy)  Wilson, vice provost for digital initiatives and dean of University Libraries
  • 10:30 a.m. - Nicole Allen - An overview of national and international efforts related to open education and college affordability
  • 11:00am –  Discussion, Q&A
RSVP requested. 

Nicole Allen is an internationally recognized advocate and thought leader in the Open Education movement, who has worked tirelessly to expand access and affordability of education in the digital age since her own days as a college student.
She is Director of Open Education for SPARC, an international alliance of academic and research libraries working to make Open the default in research and education.
Over the last decade, Nicole has given hundreds of talks and trainings in more than a dozen countries on Open Education, education policy, and grassroots organizing.
Based in Washington, D.C., Nicole's portfolio at SPARC includes a robust state and federal policy program, a broad librarian community of practice, and a leadership program for OER (Open Educational Resources) librarians.
Learn more at www.sparcopen.org.

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