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Wednesday, October 17 • 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Engaging Students as Open Education Advocates

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College students are a powerful but often overlooked ally in the open education movement.  As the primary beneficiaries of OER, students are uniquely positioned to be effective advocates to instructors, colleges and policy makers.  However, students often understand openness differently than members of the community do, and may value it for different reasons.  In this session, the directors of two large student efforts for open education and open access will share exclusive insight into the student perspective on openness, examples of what students from across the globe are doing to have an impact, and to begin engaging students in open education efforts.

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Nicole Allen

Director of Open Education, SPARC
Nicole Allen is the Director of Open Education at SPARC, a global coalition working to make open the default in research and education. A decade and a half ago, Nicole was an undergraduate student frustrated with the cost of textbooks. Today, she is an internationally recognized policy... Read More →
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Nick Shockey

Director of Programs & Engagement, SPARC

Wednesday October 17, 2012 1:30pm - 2:15pm PDT

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