The Open Education Professional Directory

David Diez, Co-founder

General

Institution
OpenIntro
Location
San Francisco,
CA,
United States
Contact
david.m.diez@gmail.com

Languages

Native/near native level proficiency
English
Business level proficiency
English
Conversational level proficiency
English

Areas of expertise

Open Education - General
Open Education policy development
Open licenses
Business Models for open education
Awareness raising and outreach
Open Educational Resources
Authoring OER
OER project management
Geographic regions of professional expertise
North America

Profile

Personal statement

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.

External links

http://www.openintro.org/about