33 Holding the Line on Open in an Evolving Courseware Landscape
Nicole Allen is the Director of Open Education at SPARC. Sixteen years ago, she was an undergraduate student frustrated with the cost of textbooks. Today, she is an internationally recognized policy expert, community organizer, and speaker on open education, educational technology, and higher education affordability. Motivated by the belief that everyone, everywhere should be able to participate in shaping human knowledge, Nicole’s work includes advocating for effective open policies, supporting open education programming for SPARC’s North American members, and empowering emerging leaders in the open education movement.