Dr. Cable Green, Director of Open Education, Creative Commons

I first saw Rajiv speak at an open textbooks summit in British Columbia. I’d never seen a professor speak so clearly and succinctly about the necessity of OER to ensure all learners have access to effective educational resources. Not only is he an engaging speaker, but he carries the authority of a practitioner and innovator in open education and open pedagogy. Moreover, Rajiv pushes the field forward with hard questions (and solutions) about adoption, design and overcoming barriers. He’s so good, I regularly send him speaking opportunities when I am asked for recommendations for great open education speakers.