Textbooks are one of the fastest growing college expenses in the United States, with prices rising more than four times the rate of inflation and individual books costing $100-200 a piece. This webinar will delve into the issues behind the high cost of textbooks and how open education is gaining momentum as a solution, incorporating the latest research and success stories from across the country.
Hi! I'm Nicole Allen, Director of Open Education for SPARC and part of the Organizing Committee of OpenCon 2016. My day job is leading SPARC's work on Open Education, including advocating for U.S. federal and state policy, supporting on-campus efforts to advance OER through academic libraries, and international advocacy for open education through the Open Government Partnership. I also help out with organizing OpenCon by coordinating the application and review process, and logistics for attendees. I've been working to advance open education since I graduated university about ten years ago (even before), and have a background in grassroots organizing and policy advocacy., SPARC