[berkman] Dries Buytaert: Drupal and sustaining collaborative efforts

David Weinberger

Drupal is an open source content manager, Dries says. Drupal has 10,000+ modules, 300,000 downloads a month, 1.5M Today he’s going to talk about: history, open source, community, the evolution of software, and how to grow and sustain it. Then Open Source Labs in Portland OR offered to house the servers. But, Dries says, this shows a weakness in open source: you suddenly have to raise $3,000 and may not be able to do so.

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Online Newspaper Software

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Drupal & Hosted Drupal Newspapers Running on Drupal This is a demo site showcasing newspapers running on Drupal, a popular open source content management system. These are sites set up using Drupal and then expanded with various modules. There are four newspaper-specific Drupal module packages: * NodeStream - publish content in newspaper style * OpenPublish - OpenPublish is an online news platform that emphasizes visitor engagement and ease of content creation.

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STEM Literacy is for Everyone

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Among LINC’s key projects is Blossoms - Blended Learning Open Source Science or Math Studies , which is developing a large free repository of video modules created by gifted volunteers from around the world to assist school teachers with math and science courses. opportunities opening up in the newly industrialized societies. When things go well, they make us much more productive.

Skills 195

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: opportunities and challenges for the L&D profession

Charles Jennings

ON THE SURFACE THERE IS GENERAL SATISFACTION WITH EXISTING LEARNING INTERVENTIONS The vast majority of people attending learning events or learning interventions (classroom training, eLearning modules, virtual sessions) reported that they were satisfied with the event or intervention (in the survey 84% declared they were satisfied or very satisfied). That means an attitude of openness and collaboration - joining others on a journey of understanding.

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[liveblog][act-tiac] The nation's front door

David Weinberger

USA.gov is a platform that offers a full suite of bilingual products, built around a single structured API: information, contacts, social media, etc. Also, it’s built to so its modules and content can be reused. The platform software is open source. Sarah Crane , Dir., Federal Citizen Information Center, GSA., is going to talk about USA.gov. “In a world where everyone can search and has apps, is a web portal relevant?,” ” she asks.

Module 100

TTI Vanguard Conference Notes - 7

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Firefox, another really successful open source project. Open sources is a success, we all know that, it's nothing new. But how does open source software development work? Flow diagram of how to create a Firefox patch) Preparation -> Module ownership -> Creating a Patch - >Testing -> Gettkng Reviews -> Committing the Patch -> You are now immortal The two parts where there's no code are 'module ownership' and 'peer review'.

Making Software, Making Money

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And not so far as when he says that open source does not work. I hate to be the one to state the obvious, but: the fact that open source didn't work for Dave Tosh doesn't mean that open source doesn't work. He writes, Having worked on a true open source project for more than three years I am now more convinced than ever that the open source model does not work. LiveJournal, which has been around for ages (and open source, too).

My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

But it was brilliantly engineered; I learned tons by digging through the source, learning how all the Javascript worked, and adapting it for my own purposes. I also took a massive open email course (MOEC?) MERLOT was started in 1997 and opened up in 2000.

How to Get the Greatest ROI from eLearning

TOPYX LMS

Whether it’s an investment in oneself, a business, another person, or a product, a quality return is always desired. However, with an electronic performance support subsystem as part of an online learning system, skills can be reinforced long after a course is over, so it’s a conservative calculation for eLearning modules.”

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What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

We rely on colleagues and social networks to separate the signal from the noise; their advice makes our experiential learning productive. McKinsey & Company reports that implementing social business creates: Improved business performance (profit, productivity, margins, etc). Some schools are comfortable encouraging students, faculty, and adminstratoin to use consumer apps on the open web. What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks.

A New Website, Part Two - Choosing Drupal

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

So I am looking at free and open source software. Though that said, even if I had a budget, I would be going down the free and open source route. But because the open source CMSs tend to be better. Opting to go the open source route still left me hundreds of choices. But while it's very similar to Drupal, without the development community there are not as many modules to choose from; I would have to write a lot more code myself.

Drupal 100

Think anew, Act anew: Scenario Planning

Dave Snowden

Its also worth noting that the evidence for the success of scenario planning is largely anecdotal, and the anecdotes are from restricted sources in the main Shell. I have seen excellent cases where a scenario planning session can open people up to new possibilities, sensing that a different future is possible from the current imaginings of fear that can haunt people in difficult circumstances. Within SenseMaker™ three modules interpret the data.

Module 149

E-Learning Generations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

( version française ) In recent years I have been working on two major concepts:first, the connectivist theory of online learning, which views learning as anetwork process; and second, the massive open online course, or MOOC, which isan instantiation of that process. This enabled a more fine-grained presentation oflearning content than traditional sources such as textbooks and universitycourses. Second, it created the idea that these content modules orchunks were sharable.

The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Probably the most notable of the specialized computers, the iPod, has become one of the most popular consumer products of all time. Digital cameras have essentially replaced traditional cameras; Polaroid is ceasing production of instant film in 2009. Dignan, 2008) Microsoft needs to virtualize Windows, to create versions tailored to different devices, simplifying the operating system providing a similar user experience across a wide range of products.

A day with Dave Snowden

Jay Cross

Magnet are modulators. Dave dislikes Open Space because the law of two feet ostracizes dissenters. Dave has set up system where shoppers in 250 stores try the product and tell their stories. More productive that way. Sensemaker software is open source – different meaning of complexity. Dave Snowden is a compelling storyteller, mad genius, and irascible Welshman who has pioneered the mash-up of complexity theory and management practice.

Module 144

Ethical Codes and Learning Analytics

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And, as he notes, ““There is one and only one social responsibility of business – to use it[s]resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits so long as it stays within the rules of the game, which is to say, engages in open and free competition.”