Join us for a talk by Dr. Richard Baraniuk, Rice University, as he discusses the open education resource movement and its implications for universities like ours.
- Wednesday, March 26
- 10-11:30 am
- Fleck 305
- Space is limited. Please RSVP: http://ow.ly/uvX2h
A grassroots movement is sweeping through the academic world. The “open access movement” is based on a set of intuitions that are shared by a remarkably wide range of academics: that knowledge should be free and open to use and re-use; that collaboration should be easier, not harder; that people should receive credit and kudos for contributing to education and research; and that concepts and ideas are linked in unusual and surprising ways and not the simple linear forms that traditional media present. In this talk, Professor Baraniuk will overview the past, present, and future of the open access education movement, from Connexions to Coursera, and from OpenStax College to edX.
About Dr. Richard Baraniuk
Richard Baraniuk is the Victor E. Cameron Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University and Founding Director of Connexions (cnx.org) and OpenStax College (openstaxcollege.org). Launched in 1999, Connexions was one of the world’s first and today is one of the world’s largest “open education” platforms, providing free and remixable e-textbooks to millions of users from 200 countries. OpenStax College is leveraging Connexions to provide free and open textbooks for the highest impact college courses at over 400 institutions nationwide. For his education projects, he has received the Eta Kappa Nu C. Holmes MacDonald National Outstanding Teaching Award, the Tech Museum Laureate Award, the Internet Pioneer Award from the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, the World Technology Network Education Award, the IEEE Signal Processing Society Education Award, and has been named one of Edutopia Magazine’s Daring Dozen Education Innovators. For his research projects in signal processing and machine learning, he has received numerous national awards and has been elected a Fellow of IEEE and AAAS.
This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Information Technology, the Munday Library, and the Center for Teaching Excellence. We hope to see you there!