An OER Primer David Wiley, PhD Brigham Young University [email_address]
“ Open Educational Resources” Teaching materials available for free with specific use rights
4Rs of Openness <ul><li>Reuse – Right to copy and use verbatim copies </li></ul><ul><li>Redistribute – Right to share copies </li></ul><ul><li>Revise – Right to adapt, rework, and improve </li></ul><ul><li>Remix - Right to combine into new OERs </li></ul>
The Global Movement 100s of millions of research reports, textbooks, images, video and audio files, animations, and other resources
In Higher Education Hundreds of OCWC Members Sharing over 7,000 courses
The Old Economics Print, warehouse, and ship a new book for every student http://www.flickr.com/photos/nationalmediamuseum/2780164461/
The New Economics Upload one copy, and everyone uses it simultaneously http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tprMEs-zfQA
Online Curriculum Companies Upload one copy Charge per student Lease access – don’t sell!
Like Printing Money! Create once, sell millions of times
“ First Rule of Govt Spending” Why have one when you can have 300,000 for 300,000 times the price?
Can Government Understand? Companies leverage new economics -can state governments do the same?
Open High School of Utah Virtual charter (public) school Committed by charter to OER exclusively First students in Fall 2009
Open Means Complete Autonomy “ Open Curriculum” means local teachers can change, substitute, adapt, and improve for their students
Open Does Not Mean Quality Tearing the copyright page out of the front of a book does not increase its quality
Open Can Lead to Better Quality Online environment captures every click and assessment outcome; data-driven feedback loops mean higher quality
Thank You http://davidwiley.org/ [email_address]