UB Education Innovators: A Conversation with Richard Baraniuk

Richard Baraniuk, a professor of electrical and computer science at Rice University in Houston, is founder of the nonprofit education project Connexions. Connexions is a pioneer in open education resources, acting as a repository for more than 17,000 learning objects and over 1,000 collections (textbooks and journal articles) that are used by over 2 million people each month. The materials are freely accessible and can be remixed and repurposed for individual needs. Baraniuk spoke to University Business about the open education movement and the new OpenStax College initiative to provide free high-quality textbooks.