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Representatives from CNI member organizations gather twice annually to explore new technologies, content, and applications; to further collaboration; to analyze technology policy issues; and to catalyze the development and deployment of new projects. Each member organization may send two representatives. Visit https://www.cni.org/mm/spring-2017 for more information.
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Tuesday, April 4 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Successful Open Educational Resources Initiatives: The Winning Formula

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This presentation will highlight the most effective strategies to encourage faculty to adopt OER (open educational resources) while protecting academic freedom, how to write an effective plan to increase OER use, and what key benefits to students and faculty to focus on while discussing OER with your administrators, faculty and students. The session will also include discussion of the journey of Rice University's successful OER project, OpenStax, and especially the lessons Rice University learned along the way that are applicable to any college or university developing an OER initiative.


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Nicole Finkbeiner

Associate Director, Institutional Relations, Rice University
Nicole is the Associate Director of Institutional Relations, focused on developing and managing the relationships with faculty adopters and administrators. A graduate of Kellogg Community College, Western Michigan University and Michigan State University, she worked in college relations for community colleges prior to joining OpenStax College. When not promoting Open Education Resources, Nicole fills her time attending lectures, spending time... Read More →

Tuesday April 4, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Fiesta III-IV