Keynote “Why Open Matters” – Tuesday 30 October, 9am – 10am
Why Open Matters
Covering the entire open education landscape from Open Source Software (OSS), to Open Access (OA), MOOCs, and Open Educational Resources (OER) Paul makes visible the way open works and why it matters for education today and education of the future. Paul unpacks the difference between free and open and tackles the critically important question of how open makes economic sense and what open sustainability and business models look like. He explores open at the grassroots level examining the way open impacts faculty, librarians, and students. He describes new open practices in teaching and learning production and delivery and most excitingly open pedagogy. He explores open at the senior leadership level outlining the strategic benefits open brings through open policy, collaboration, and research. Bringing it all together Paul contemplates an education of the future where all these multiple means of being open are integrated in deliberate and strategic ways creating a new means of education where open lies at the heart of matters.
Paul Stacey is the Executive Director of the Open Education Consortium (OEC). He joined OEC after five years as Associate Director of Global Learning for Creative Commons where he helped creators, faculty, students, librarians and the public generate a global public commons of knowledge and culture. While at Creative Commons he co-authored the book Made With Creative Commons – a book about open business models. Paul serves on the REMODEL Expert Panel, a circle of specialists in open source, IP, business development & innovation who help develop open source-based business models for manufacturing. Paul has deep and extensive experience leading Open Educational Resource initiatives in Canada, USA, the Middle East / North Africa and around the world. Prior to Creative Commons Paul helped found BCcampus in 2003 and led its open education initiative for nine years. Paul holds four degrees including an MEd in Adult Learning and Global Change from the University of British Columbia, a BEd from the University of Ottawa, and a BSc (Biology) and BA (Psychology) from the University of Guelph. Paul lives in Vancouver Canada where he enjoys the outdoor lifestyle of mountains and ocean.