Question #4: How do you see your role in the future of open education?
I feel like a broken record here but equity is my priority over and above my commitment and interest in OER. That’s always what I am focused on; it’s why I believe in community colleges. I have seen the reality of community colleges being able to change people’s lives in my own family. I will be trying to address equity using OER. Recently I saw that DOERS3 is developing an Equity Blueprint that looks good.
Recently, Jasmine Roberts talked about white savior tendencies in the Open movement and I don’t think that she’s wrong. We need to talk about how we approach helping people. The long-term sustainability of the Open movement will have to address these issues.