Remove Library Remove Open Source Remove Productivity Remove Workflow

[templelib] James Neal, Columbia University

David Weinberger

Jim knows 26 things about libraries, he tells us. [ The library community has to be at the table. Build the digital library. Content mgt gateways for discovery, supporting different types of workflows. MOOCS cannot be successful without libraries at the table.”.

[siu] Panel: Capturing the research lifecycle

David Weinberger

Six men from six companies give brief overviews of their products. Center for Open Science , which sounds great. [ ” This can easily double R&D productivity “because you stop missing those false negatives.” Open source communities are better at collaborating than most academic research communities are. The principles of open source can be applied to private projects as well.

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Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

These were designed originally by organizations such as the Open University, in Britain, and Canada''s Athabasca University. Open Education Resources Alongside the development of educational technologies is an equally important movement to support open educational resources. This movement predates the development of the world wide web in 1994, as seen for example in the Gutenberg Project, an open access archive of public domain works of classic literature.

OER Business Models - A Debate

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

A whole suite of products beyond the textbook. Lisa Petrides - IKSME Our mission is about maximizing all of these open access tools that enable breakthroughs in teaching and learning. We build tools, develop capacity, support the OER Commons library, etc. The business model is based on helping faculty make the transition from commercial to open textbooks. All the content is CC-licensed content, and the platform is open source as well.

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What Not To Build

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

As a result, a large part of my work involves being exposed to new and interesting technologies, whether they are the latest military simulators, academic papers delivered at scientific conferences, or product proposals being promoted by aspiring developers. Don't ask me what companies are developing what products, how industry stocks are performing, or where all the 'smart money' is going. Nobody will be fooled well, except maybe purchasers of fad educational products.

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Last Year's Predictions For 2008, Reviewed

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Predicted: The "middle path"—proprietary lock-in services, like Vista, iTunes, Facebook, and Second Life, will be abandoned for more open commercial alternatives rather than free and open source software and content. Personal networks" will be created by individuals to manage and share their contacts and information sources; people will "peer" into each others' networks or subscribe to filtered versions of each others' network feeds.

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