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Wednesday, November 2 • 10:30am - 10:55am
What 'Open' Means to the Saylor Academy Learner

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Since 2008 Saylor Academy has been building open online courses. Internally, we know and agree upon what open means to us as an organization. From our own perception, Saylor courses are "open" in that they are available to learners for free 24/7, and just as importantly, because they are built using openly licensed materials and are released under a CC-BY license themselves.

However, our meaning of open is not necessarily the same as that of our users, and looking deeper into that potential difference may be telling in the understanding of what attracts individuals to freely available materials on the web, and useful in developing and spreading initiatives that have an aim to make access to education more equitable through the use of open materials.

During this presentation, Saylor staff will share the results and analysis of on ongoing survey of our student and user population that aims to get at the question of "What does open mean to you?"

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Sean Connor

Director of Community Relations, Saylor Academy
Open online courses; LMS; marketing; business & institutional use cases for OER; community management; libraries; edtech; equity; college affordability; alternative credit options; alternative credentials.
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Devon Ritter

Director of Education, Saylor Academy

Wednesday November 2, 2016 10:30am - 10:55am EDT