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Thursday, November 20 • 11:00am - 11:30am
Championing the Cause: Bridging State Policy and Practice in K-12 OER

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US states are as different as foreign countries when it comes to education policy, planning and budgets. This talk examines major statewide K-12 OER initiatives and how they came to be. Each state's unique barriers and successes are examined, as is the interplay between policy and practice. The role of the individual OER champion is reviewed as a primary driver in stimulating successful OER policy and implementation.

This research is part of a fellowship-based research study for the OER Research Hub (Open University, UK).

Speakers
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Sara Frank Bristow

Founder, Lead Researcher, Salient Research LLC
Sara is an education researcher and consultant in global K-12 and higher education, with an emphasis on blended and online education (policy and practice), OER, and the use of wikis as educational tools. Clients and collaborators include the OER Research Hub (The Open University), the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL), Evergreen Education Group, CompetencyWorks, Wiki Strategies, The University of Mississippi, and KMDI... Read More →


Thursday November 20, 2014 11:00am - 11:30am
Richmond

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