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Open Education Leadership Program 2020-2021

Ursula Pike

Open Education Leadership Fellow


Ursula Pike is the Associate Director at the Digital Higher Education Consortium of Texas (DigiTex). She assists instructional designers from colleges and universities across the state to identify resources for improving online course design and learning. Ursula has also presented at statewide conferences on Open Education and attended the 2019 Open Ed Conference. Ms. Pike is a member of the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion committee for the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources. Ursula believes OER can be a tool to address inequities in higher education beyond simply saving students money. Previously, Ms. Pike coordinated Austin Community College’s Open Educational Resources program and participation in the Achieving the Dream OER Degree Initiative grant. Ms. Pike began college at Linn Benton Community College in Albany, Oregon, and earned a B.A. in Economics from Portland State University. She has a Master’s degree in Economics with an emphasis in Community Economic Development from Western Illinois University. Ms. Pike is a graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts, a tribal college in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and an enrolled member of the Karuk Tribe.

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