Question #4: How do you see your role in the future of open education?
That is a hard one because Open Education is so broad. There’s so much happening in Open and OER specifically.
I think in the policy space is where I see myself primarily. For example, I’m working with a state that wants to approach their state legislators to get support for OER in the form of funding, buy-in, and infrastructure. I can point them to exemplary pieces of legislation that other states have introduced as well as providing some bad examples of legislation that’s been introduced in other states. Our goal is to help states introduce good and sound policy that really focuses students at the center, supports the needs of faculty, and provides the ability to create infrastructure. I see myself connecting states to others that are doing this work really well. They could learn and support each other.