Richard Baraniuk (HHE 3-17-09)

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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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  • Came out of my personal experience with 301 – fourier analysis and linear systems

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  • 1. Richard Baraniuk Rice University A Platform for Open Education
  • 2. OER create rip mix burn
  • 3. OER create rip mix burn
  • 4. 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 …
  • 5. textbook pipeline
    • authoring
    • editing
    • quality control
    • publishing
    • distribution
  • 6. open education ecosystem
    • authoring
    • editing
    • quality control
    • publishing
    • distribution
    feedback peers users learning
  • 7. better stronger faster stanford illinois michigan wisconsin berkeley ohio state ga tech utep rice cambridge norway italy
  • 8. textbook 2.0
    • modular
    • authored by community
    • continuously updated
    • personalized on assembly
    • never out-of-print
    • published on demand
  • 9. 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
  • 10. $31 (600 pages)
  • 11. Vietnam OpenCourseWare MOET
  • 12.
    • complete K-12 curriculum
    • science and math for 9 grades starting April 2009
  • 13. un intended consequences create rip mix burn
  • 14. create
    • Catherine Schmidt-Jones
  • 15. create
    • Catherine Schmidt-Jones
    • 9 million page views to date
    • many by US teachers and faculty but also Mongolia…
  • 16. create
    • Sunil Kumar Singh
  • 17. rip/mix Univ. Texas-El Paso
  • 18. out reach
  • 19. out reach in reach
  • 20. Q&A 1 still to come: quality control $ road blocks opportunities
  • 21. quality create rip mix burn
  • 22. quality control
      • must be scalable
    peer review exclusive community inclusive
  • 23. lenses
    • social software for quality control
    • inspiration:
    cnx.org/lenses/ johnDoe univ.edu/cnx IEEE.org/cnx
  • 24.  
  • 25. cnx.org/lenses coming soon
  • 26. $ create rip mix burn
  • 27.
    • 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
  • 28.
    • 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
  • 29. software textbooks music
  • 30. long tail publishing long tail $ Harry Potter Hypergeometric partial differential equations
  • 31. chris anderson
  • 32.
    • 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, …
  • 33. adding value
    • publisher as a redhat
    • business model:
    • add value to open materials
    redhat: $600M/year revenue in 2008 Linux market: $36B in 2008
  • 34. adding value
    • business model:
    • print on demand
    OnDemandBooks Espresso Book Machine 1 cent/page
  • 35. road blocks create rip mix burn
  • 36. fragmentation
    • technology
    • html, xml, pdf, ppt, doc, flash, mpeg, …
    • intellectual property
  • 37. Connexions
    • technology
    • html, xml , pdf, ppt, doc, flash, mpeg, …
    • intellectual property
  • 38.  
  • 39. 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
  • 40. 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)
  • 41. Q&A 2
  • 42.
    • create rip mix burn
    cnx.org Richard Baraniuk [email_address] Joel Thierstein [email_address]