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Join us for a conversation with Nicole Finkbeiner from OpenStax and UTSA faculty that are leveraging free learning materials to improve engagement and retention and reduce student costs. Nicole will provide an update on OpenStax initiatives. Panelists will demonstrate how they have incorporated free learning materials into their courses and discuss the impact on their teaching and course outcomes. The workshop will also provide more information about the Adopt a Free Textbook grants.



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Nicole Finkbeiner
Nicole FinkbeinerAssociate Director, Institutional Relations, OpenStax
Nicole is Associate Director of Institutional Relations at OpenStax where she manages an institutional partnership program with key colleges and universities to promote the use of OpenStax books and other Open Educational Resources. Over the past year, schools participating in the institutional partnership program have seen a 490% increase in free textbook use compared to a 200% increase in free textbook use at non-partnership schools. Nicole also writes and consults on individualized strategic initiative plans for colleges and universities that have a goal of increasing the use of Open Educational Resources at their schools.