[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

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.

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.

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 105

The OER Debate, In Full

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Day One Debate introduction Moderator Wayne Mackintosh The concept of Open Education Resources (OER) is firmly based on the educational value of sharing knowledge. A key issue in the open education arena is whether OER should favour commercial use. DayTwo Pro Opening statement David Wiley The question of this debate, “Should OER favour commercial use?”, On June 8, 1999 I released the Open Publication License. Reusable Media, Social Software and Openness in Education.