Center for American Progress

Advisory: Under Secretary Kanter to Discuss the Impact of Open CourseWare on Higher Ed
Press Advisory

Advisory: Under Secretary Kanter to Discuss the Impact of Open CourseWare on Higher Ed

Washington, D.C. — On Tuesday, February 7, Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will join the Center for American Progress and the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning for a conversation on how web-based educational tools can impact college affordability and access.

Open CourseWare and other open educational resources are beginning to draw the attention of higher education institutions, policymakers, and other leaders. Web-based educational tools such as these hold the promise of both reducing the cost of higher education and helping learners to complete their degrees by providing access to top-quality course materials and instruction.

Following Under Secretary Kanter’s remarks, a distinguished panel of higher education experts will discuss how these tools work for students and the ways in which policies can impact the usage of these educational resources.


Introductory remarks:
Louis Soares, Director, Postsecondary Education Program, Center for American Progress

Keynote speaker:
Martha Kanter, Under Secretary of Education

Featured presentation:
Steve Carson, External Relations Director, MIT OpenCourseWare

Featured panelists:
Nicole Allen, Textbook Advocate, Student PIRGs; Director, Make Textbooks Affordable
Michael Carroll, Professor of Law, American University’s Washington College of Law 
Sally Johnstone
, Vice President for Academic Advancement, Western Governors University

Moderated by:
Rebecca Klein-Collins, Director of Research for the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning


February 7, 2012, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Coffee will be served at 9:30 a.m.


Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005

Map & Directions
Nearest Metro: Blue/Orange Line to McPherson Square or Red Line to Metro Center


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For more information, contact Katie Peters at [email protected] or 202.741.6285.