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Thursday, November 20 • 10:15am - 10:45am
Open Education Breakthrough: Institutions Removing Barriers to Usage

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Rapidly expanding institutional awareness is beginning to drive adoption to scale. What are the institutional factors driving this focus on OER? What are the most effective institutional strategies, and how do institutions enhance academic freedom and balance their economic needs with growing OER usage?

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David Harris

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David is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and has worked extensively in higher education publishing. During his career David has held a range of leadership positions allowing him to collaborate with the best authors, editorial groups, and media development teams in the industry. Most recently David was the president of WebAssign, the largest independent online homework provider. At OpenStax College David hopes to contribute to the... Read More →
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Jason Pickavance

Director of Educational Initiatives, Salt Lake Community College
I'm currently Director of Educational Initiatives at Salt Lake Community College. My lead initiative is promoting open educational resources. I'm working on creating individual and structural incentives for the adoption of open content by faculty. I'm also pushing the College to think more broadly about open education in the community college context. Before taking becoming Director, I was an Associate Professor in the English Department where I... Read More →
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Kim Thanos

CEO, Lumen Learning

Thursday November 20, 2014 10:15am - 10:45am
Virginia Ballroom

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