Richard Baraniuk on Open Textbooks and Open Educational Resources
Open Views interview
"Richard Baraniuk is the Victor E. Cameron Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice Richard Baraniuk, CNX.orgUniversity. In 1999 he launched the Connexions project, a non-profit start-up that is aiming to bring the idea of "Rip, Mix, Burn" into the academic world. Connexions is a way for authors, educators, and learners worldwide to collaborate on all kinds of educational materials.
Richard vision is to revolutionize how we interact with textbooks, to make them more interesting, more current, and more relevant to individual academic curricula and institutions. The music world has benefited greatly by the ability to rip tracks, remix them into a different lineup, and customize tracks by our musical tastes. This is what Connexions will do for textbooks - create custom educational material to fit the learning/teaching styles of every user." (http://kruufm.com/node/752)