OpenCon Conference Schedule (May 17, 2024)

Addressing Automatic Textbook Billing Concerns On Campus

Author Biography

Anne Marie Gruber, Associate Professor of Library Services at University of Northern Iowa (UNI), is a science and social work librarian who also coordinates the UNI's campus-wide Textbook Equity initiative, which includes OER and other forms of free/affordable materials. The common thread in these varied areas is supporting student learning and success, information literacy, and inclusion. She coordinates UNI's Textbook Equity Student Advisory Board and collaborates across campus to support OER advocacy, adoption, and authoring (with no staff and no budget--I see you, under-resourced colleagues!). She serves on the Iowa OER Action Team and on the Open Education Network (OEN) Steering Committee.

James (Jim) Paradiso is an associate instructional designer at the University of Central Florida (UCF) and the Advisor for the Wiki Knights—a UCF registered student organization (RSO) focused on open education advocacy and student empowerment related to course materials adoption and distribution (e.g., automatic textbook billing programs). His main areas of research and professional specialization are open education and adaptive learning—with a particular focus on devising and implementing strategies to scale open educational practices and engineering data-driven learning solutions across multiple internal and external stakeholder communities.

Kelly Smith is Director of Collections & Discovery at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) and currently co-chairs the OEN Pub Co-op Advisory Group. Her main areas of research and professional specialization are open education, workflow management, strength-based leadership, and assessment.

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Start Date and Time

17-5-2024 1:30 PM

End Date and Time

17-5-2024 2:30 PM


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COinS Anne Marie Gruber
May 17th, 1:30 PM May 17th, 2:30 PM

Addressing Automatic Textbook Billing Concerns On Campus

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