Last night I streamed a pre-recorded conversation with Lynn Davenport, based in Dallas, about legislation that has been introduced to adopt and fund Open Education Resources in Texas. While the bill sponsor tried to frame the effort as a way to offer printable worksheets to save money, OER has much more complex history dating back to the 1990s and involves particiption from MIT, a Utah ed-tech entrepreneur, Hewlett Packard, and UNESCO. The next phase of deployment will be virtual reality OER for perpetual reskilling in the race against artificial intelligance. Headseats, wearables, and haptics will collect biometric data in real time from “lifelong learners,” and that data will be used for predictive profiling to feed speculative global investment markets in human capital.
This is the first in a four-part series.
Slides available here. This installment covers slides 1-29.