Richard Baraniuk (HHE 3-17-09)


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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
  • Richard Baraniuk (HHE 3-17-09)

    1. 1. Richard Baraniuk Rice University A Platform for Open Education
    2. 2. OER create rip mix burn
    3. 3. OER create rip mix burn
    4. 4. Connexions ( Usage per month: 1 million unique users 45 million hits from 200 countries <ul><ul><li>475+ open textbooks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>8600+ Lego modules </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>from faculty, teachers, professionals, students, parents worldwide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>in English, Spanish, French, German Italian, Portuguese, Finnish Chinese, Japanese, Thai Vietnamese … </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. textbook pipeline <ul><li>authoring </li></ul><ul><li>editing </li></ul><ul><li>quality control </li></ul><ul><li>publishing </li></ul><ul><li>distribution </li></ul>
    6. 6. open education ecosystem <ul><li>authoring </li></ul><ul><li>editing </li></ul><ul><li>quality control </li></ul><ul><li>publishing </li></ul><ul><li>distribution </li></ul>feedback peers users learning
    7. 7. better stronger faster stanford illinois michigan wisconsin berkeley ohio state ga tech utep rice cambridge norway italy
    8. 8. textbook 2.0 <ul><li>modular </li></ul><ul><li>authored by community </li></ul><ul><li>continuously updated </li></ul><ul><li>personalized on assembly </li></ul><ul><li>never out-of-print </li></ul><ul><li>published on demand </li></ul>
    9. 9. textbook 2.0 <ul><li>modular </li></ul><ul><li>authored by community </li></ul><ul><li>continuously updated </li></ul><ul><li>personalized on assembly </li></ul><ul><li>never out-of-print </li></ul><ul><li>published on demand </li></ul><ul><li>low cost ex: 600-page textbook for $31, not $131 </li></ul>
    10. 10. $31 (600 pages)
    11. 11. Vietnam OpenCourseWare MOET
    12. 12. <ul><li>complete K-12 curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>science and math for 9 grades starting April 2009 </li></ul>
    13. 13. un intended consequences create rip mix burn
    14. 14. create <ul><li>Catherine Schmidt-Jones </li></ul>
    15. 15. create <ul><li>Catherine Schmidt-Jones </li></ul><ul><li>9 million page views to date </li></ul><ul><li>many by US teachers and faculty but also Mongolia… </li></ul>
    16. 16. create <ul><li>Sunil Kumar Singh </li></ul>
    17. 17. rip/mix Univ. Texas-El Paso
    18. 18. out reach
    19. 19. out reach in reach
    20. 20. Q&A 1 still to come: quality control $ road blocks opportunities
    21. 21. quality create rip mix burn
    22. 22. quality control <ul><ul><li>must be scalable </li></ul></ul>peer review exclusive community inclusive
    23. 23. lenses <ul><li>social software for quality control </li></ul><ul><li>inspiration: </li></ul> johnDoe
    24. 25. coming soon
    25. 26. $ create rip mix burn
    26. 27. <ul><li>Q: are OERs sustainable? </li></ul><ul><li>Q: is the status quo sustainable? </li></ul><ul><li>price of textbooks has risen 2x faster than inflation for over a decade </li></ul><ul><li>publishers pricing themselves out of the market </li></ul>
    27. 28. <ul><li>Q: are OERs sustainable? </li></ul><ul><li>Q: is the status quo sustainable? </li></ul><ul><li>price of textbooks has risen 2x faster than inflation for well over a decade </li></ul><ul><li>publishers are pricing themselves out of the market </li></ul>
    28. 29. software textbooks music
    29. 30. long tail publishing long tail $ Harry Potter Hypergeometric partial differential equations
    30. 31. chris anderson
    31. 32. <ul><li>OER (can be) compatible with for-profit publishing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CreativeCommons-By license allows commercial use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>enables commercial entities to add value to OERs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>new opportunities for global community engagement via translation, customization, … </li></ul></ul>
    32. 33. adding value <ul><li>publisher as a redhat </li></ul><ul><li>business model: </li></ul><ul><li>add value to open materials </li></ul>redhat: $600M/year revenue in 2008 Linux market: $36B in 2008
    33. 34. adding value <ul><li>business model: </li></ul><ul><li>print on demand </li></ul>OnDemandBooks Espresso Book Machine 1 cent/page
    34. 35. road blocks create rip mix burn
    35. 36. fragmentation <ul><li> technology </li></ul><ul><li>html, xml, pdf, ppt, doc, flash, mpeg, … </li></ul><ul><li>intellectual property </li></ul>
    36. 37. Connexions <ul><li> technology </li></ul><ul><li>html, xml , pdf, ppt, doc, flash, mpeg, … </li></ul><ul><li>intellectual property </li></ul>
    37. 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
    38. 40. recommendations <ul><li>do </li></ul><ul><ul><li>bring Washington State into the OER age! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>launch an OER prototype project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>level the publishing playing field to include OER in state adoption </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>consider an open-access sunset clause for learning materials adopted from for-profits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>support teachers/faculty thru the transition </li></ul></ul><ul><li>please, don’t </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(re)invent your own OER repository </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>choose a restrictive “open” license (CC-By or PD recommended) </li></ul></ul>
    39. 41. Q&A 2
    40. 42. <ul><li>create rip mix burn </li></ul> Richard Baraniuk [email_address] Joel Thierstein [email_address]