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    • The Open Access Education Revolution Richard Baraniuk Rice University
    • vibrant interactive community connected innovative up-to-date efficient effective
    • create vibrant interactive share community connected use innovative freely up-to-date efficient re-use effective openly
    • create vibrant interactive share community connected use innovative freely up-to-date efficient re-use effective openly
    • create share use re-use freely openly why? today’s textbooks/courses lock up educational ideas – closed formats – closed copyrights
    • create share use re-use freely openly why? today’s textbooks/courses lock up ideas – not efficient – not affordable – not accessible
    • open education create vibrant interactive share community connected use innovative freely up-to-date efficient re-use effective openly
    • OE enablers
    • enabler 1: technology Web/XML common framework for sharing Internet virtually free distribution virtually infinite, permanent storage
    • OE platform – primordial state
    • textbook / course
    • personalized courses
    • reuse materials
    • enabler 2: new IP intellectual property and copyright make content safe to share common legal vocabulary inspiration: open-source software (Linux)
    • (CC-BY) author retains their copyright but opens access via open license
    • 500+ million licensed works text music audio images video art …
    • (CC-BY) read ccLearn on: “Why CC-BY”
    • today’s textbook pipeline authoring editing quality control publishing distribution
    • open education ecosystem authoring editing feedback peers quality control users learning publishing distribution
    • OE examples
    • Connexions (cnx.org) non-profit open education platform founded 10 years ago connecting ideas 900 open textbooks/courses 15000 Lego modules free on-line low-cost in print
    • Connexions (cnx.org) non-profit open education platform founded 10 years ago connecting people contributors worldwide in many languages usage per month: 1.2 million unique users 58 million hits from 190 countries
    • some Connexions partners Community College Open Textbook Project 100+ CC’s in USA and Canada developing a suite of free open textbooks Government of Vietnam developing new curriculum at 40 universities Siyavula / Shuttleworth Foundation complete K-12 curriculum for South Africa IEEE educational outreach in electrical engineering quality review of open materials
    • efficient stanford illinois michigan wisconsin berkeley ohio state ga tech utep rice cambridge norway italy
    • accessible
    • unexpected consequences Catherine Schmidt-Jones private music teacher, USA music theory textbooks Sunil Kumar Singh engineer and parent, India physics textbook
    • unexpected consequences Catherine Schmidt-Jones private music teacher, USA music theory textbooks 15 million uses to date Sunil Kumar Singh engineer and parent, India physics textbook 4 million uses to date
    • inreach outreach
    • OE the road ahead
    • interactivity see do
    • interactivity see do
    • semantic / active content Mathematics Markup Language (MathML)
    • open education open research
    • open education capetowndeclaration.org open research
    • OA legislation medical research is a public good US NIH OA Mandate UK Wellcome Trust OA Mandate
    • OE legislation US state e-textbook initiatives in CA, VA, WA, … US President Obama’s AGI $50m for community college open textbooks Open College Textbook Act, US Senate (Durbin) textbooks and learning materials a public good; materials developed with government support (NSF, NIH, DOE, …) to be OE Dutch Wikiwijs project (OE mandate)
    • sustainability Q: is OE financially sustainable? Q: is the status quo sustainable? textbook prices have risen 4x faster than inflation for well over a decade publishers are pricing themselves out of the market
    • computer hardware and software textbooks music newspapers
    • sustainability Q: is OE financially sustainable? A: OE (can be) compatible with for-profit publishing enables commercial entities to add value to OERs and sustain the community
    • sustainability Q: is OE financially sustainable? A: OE (can be) compatible with for-profit publishing enables commercial entities to add value to OERs and sustain the community
    • chris anderson
    • OE quality control
    • quality control community peer review inclusive exclusive must be scalable
    • lenses social software for quality control inspiration: cnx.org/lenses/ IEEE.org/cnx johnDoe univ.edu/cnx
    • cnx.org/lenses coming soon:
    • OE opportunities
    • OE opportunities outreach – access to all free on-line low-cost in print never out-of-print supports (in)formal learning inreach – owned by all more diverse materials community involvement teacher/faculty involvement ecosystem continuously updated customizable, translated high-quality based on open standards
    • Richard Baraniuk richb@cnx.org Joel Thierstein jt2@rice.edu