We are trying to enable anyone in the world to be their own educational DJ, creating educational materials, sharing them with the world, constantly innovating on them.

Richard Baraniuk

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“The Birth of the Open-Source Learning Revolution.” TED2006. Feb. 2006. Conference Presentation.

Source: "The Birth of the Open-Source Learning Revolution." TED2006. Feb. 2006. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote is from a 2006 TED Talk given by professor and educational visionary Richard Baraniuk. In this Talk Baraniuk discusses Connexions, his open source online education system which eliminates textbooks and allows teachers to modify course materials as needed. In this quote, Baraniuk is talking about the purpose of his educational system -- like a disc jockey who plays music with his own "remix," teachers should be able to creatively alter coursework and give it their own personal twist. Explains Baraniuk, this approach to education keeps educational materials relevant and fresh, while also fostering a sense of community. Watch the full TED Talk here: Richard Baraniuk - The Birth of the Open-Source Learning Revolution
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