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Presentation to the WA House Higher Education Committee re: open educational resources.

Presentation to the WA House Higher Education Committee re: open educational resources.

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Richard Baraniuk (HHE 3-17-09) Richard Baraniuk (HHE 3-17-09) Presentation Transcript

  • Richard Baraniuk Rice University A Platform for Open Education
  • OER create rip mix burn
  • OER create rip mix burn
  • Connexions (cnx.org) Usage per month: 1 million unique users 45 million hits from 200 countries
      • 475+ open textbooks
      • 8600+ Lego modules
      • from faculty, teachers, professionals, students, parents worldwide
      • in English, Spanish, French, German Italian, Portuguese, Finnish Chinese, Japanese, Thai Vietnamese …
  • textbook pipeline
    • authoring
    • editing
    • quality control
    • publishing
    • distribution
  • open education ecosystem
    • authoring
    • editing
    • quality control
    • publishing
    • distribution
    feedback peers users learning
  • better stronger faster stanford illinois michigan wisconsin berkeley ohio state ga tech utep rice cambridge norway italy
  • textbook 2.0
    • modular
    • authored by community
    • continuously updated
    • personalized on assembly
    • never out-of-print
    • published on demand
  • textbook 2.0
    • modular
    • authored by community
    • continuously updated
    • personalized on assembly
    • never out-of-print
    • published on demand
    • low cost ex: 600-page textbook for $31, not $131
  • $31 (600 pages)
  • Vietnam OpenCourseWare MOET
    • complete K-12 curriculum
    • science and math for 9 grades starting April 2009
  • un intended consequences create rip mix burn
  • create
    • Catherine Schmidt-Jones
  • create
    • Catherine Schmidt-Jones
    • 9 million page views to date
    • many by US teachers and faculty but also Mongolia…
  • create
    • Sunil Kumar Singh
  • rip/mix Univ. Texas-El Paso
  • out reach
  • out reach in reach
  • Q&A 1 still to come: quality control $ road blocks opportunities
  • quality create rip mix burn
  • quality control
      • must be scalable
    peer review exclusive community inclusive
  • lenses
    • social software for quality control
    • inspiration:
    cnx.org/lenses/ johnDoe univ.edu/cnx IEEE.org/cnx
  •  
  • cnx.org/lenses coming soon
  • $ create rip mix burn
    • Q: are OERs sustainable?
    • Q: is the status quo sustainable?
    • price of textbooks has risen 2x faster than inflation for over a decade
    • publishers pricing themselves out of the market
    • Q: are OERs sustainable?
    • Q: is the status quo sustainable?
    • price of textbooks has risen 2x faster than inflation for well over a decade
    • publishers are pricing themselves out of the market
  • software textbooks music
  • long tail publishing long tail $ Harry Potter Hypergeometric partial differential equations
  • chris anderson
    • OER (can be) compatible with for-profit publishing
      • CreativeCommons-By license allows commercial use
      • enables commercial entities to add value to OERs
      • new opportunities for global community engagement via translation, customization, …
  • adding value
    • publisher as a redhat
    • business model:
    • add value to open materials
    redhat: $600M/year revenue in 2008 Linux market: $36B in 2008
  • adding value
    • business model:
    • print on demand
    OnDemandBooks Espresso Book Machine 1 cent/page
  • road blocks create rip mix burn
  • fragmentation
    • technology
    • html, xml, pdf, ppt, doc, flash, mpeg, …
    • intellectual property
  • Connexions
    • technology
    • html, xml , pdf, ppt, doc, flash, mpeg, …
    • intellectual property
  •  
  • opportunities efficient and effective content development & use - enormous teacher/faculty development opportunity breaks down curricular stovepipes - within and across institutions - K-12 <> community college <> university - engages a global community flexible formats: web, print (local), iPhone, … - bridge paper into free interactive materials built-in quality review structure via lenses high-quality K-12 content available now global, permanent impact for any investment
  • recommendations
    • do
      • bring Washington State into the OER age!
      • launch an OER prototype project
      • level the publishing playing field to include OER in state adoption
      • consider an open-access sunset clause for learning materials adopted from for-profits
      • support teachers/faculty thru the transition
    • please, don’t
      • (re)invent your own OER repository
      • choose a restrictive “open” license (CC-By or PD recommended)
  • Q&A 2
    • create rip mix burn
    cnx.org Richard Baraniuk [email_address] Joel Thierstein [email_address]