[nextweb] The Open Source Bank of Brewster

David Weinberger

ebooks — 1,500/day. Brewster wants to show us how to build on free and open software. Stahlman tried to keep the open code feature-compatible, but it couldn’t be done. Open Source doesn’t work well there.

Why Copyright?

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Reasons: Advocacy - people organizing themselves online - facebook groups - twitter campaigns, etc - examples Government 2.0 - 2001 copyright consutation - 600 responses was huge - today - British - "Ask the PM" - other forms of interacting with public - government blogs, government Facebook accounts Our Digital Future - Iron Sky - amateur production - alternativ funding - Flickr and other content uploading - Facebook - Culture - eg.

eBook 100

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ePublishing business models

David Weinberger

The opening session is on business models for supporting the webification of the educational system. While there are many wonderful things about crowd-sourcing, he says, “I’m in favor of expertise. E.g., that humans are responsible for climate change is not in doubt, should not be presented as if it were in doubt, and should not be crowd-sourced, he says. They will continue selling products. I’m at an education conference put on by CET in Tel Aviv.

eBook 154

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Open Educational Resources Matures 4. open up exciting opportunities for people to access relevant information where and when they require it. Production of content into eLearning is becoming much more of a commodity.

Why I’m Scared of the SOPA Bill by Jim Fruchterman

Beth Kanter

We provide accessible ebooks that can be spoken aloud, turned into Braille or large print. We develop free and open source software to help groups capture the stories of human rights abuse, and store and back them up securely in another country. Flickr Photo by DonkeyHotey.

eBook 97

Live blogging Studio 20?s Open Studio at NYU

Doc Searls

Open Studio was the name of the event. PDP 1) Platform 2) Open Source Tools 3) Photo/Video/Audio Editing software 4) Data Visualizations. Much higher than industry average open rates. Key: production process that takes multiple platform into account simultaneously.

Beyond Assessment ? Recognizing Achievement in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I did a talk just downstairs on open content. This addresses the specific question of assessment in open learning and in informal learning. Here''s another question : today''s students leave a lot of data traces, as we''ve just heard, from demographic information to how they read and highlight eBooks, et cetera. Is open online learning or the MOOC, the massive open online course, or informal learning in general doing the sort of thing that we need?