Open educational resources have a greater potential for student learning than traditional resources since they maximize student accessibility. That is, OERs allow students to focus on learning, not on whether they can afford to purchase materials or sell their course resources after the final, losing their best connection to the material they just learned. Despite these benefits, the standard view of instructors in the US is that OERs are either low quality or unsustainable.
The OpenIntro team develops OERs to exceed the quality standards of traditional materials while building a project infrastructure that is sustainable. We look for the most inefficient markets in which to develop materials, which maximizes both the potential savings for students and the professional rewards for our staff, e.g. via public recognition and reputation.
At OpenIntro, I focus on product management, development, and outreach.