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Cross-Campus Community-Building & Resource-Sharing: Creating the CUNY Academic Technology Commons (Presentation at the Sloan-C International Symposium on Emerging Technology Applications in Online …

Cross-Campus Community-Building & Resource-Sharing: Creating the CUNY Academic Technology Commons (Presentation at the Sloan-C International Symposium on Emerging Technology Applications in Online Learning)

George Otte, The City University of New York
Abstract: Once a matter of static repositories and incremental communication, resource-sharing can now be about social networks, working groups, collaborative authoring -- all in a unified open-source system that is itself a mash-up of applications and utilities. CUNY seized this possibility in creating its cross-campus resource site for academic technology.

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  • 1. Cross-Campus Community-Building & Resource-Sharing: Creating the CUNY Academic Commons George Otte University Director of Academic Technology, CUNY
  • 2. The Challenge of Integrating a Multi-Campus Institution
  • 3. The Need for Cross-Campus Groups Like the Committee on Academic Technology
  • 4. The Existence of Various Models for an Academic Commons
  • 5. Competing Conceptions: 1) The Repository of Stuff
  • 6. Competing Conceptions: 2) The Gathering Place, the Agora, the Hub
  • 7. Better Metaphors: 1) Root-and-Branch
  • 8. Better Metaphors: 2) The Beehive
  • 9. Das Ding an Sich
  • 10. The Basic Food Groups
  • 11. Groups (The Public, the Private, and the Hidden) A Public Group
  • 12. Groups (The Public, the Private, and the Hidden) A Private Group
  • 13. Groups (The Public, the Private, and the Hidden) How a Private Group Looks to a logged-in member
  • 14. Getting On The sign-on sheet (and a few remarks on lessons learned)
  • 15. Profile of a Serial Dabbler A profile – and how it helps you meet friends and influence people
  • 16. From Friend to Groupie “Where a man's treasure is, there shall his heart be also."
  • 17. Some Groups
  • 18. Blogs: The Biggest Investment (the Biggest ROI?) Greater investment, greater divergence.
  • 19. You have your individual bloggers holding forth...
  • 20. And, lest we forget, your collective blogs….
  • 21. The Wiki (or at least its public face) It may look like a collection of resources…
  • 22. But it is very much a wiki….
  • 23. Where the Real Action Is….
  • 24. A Point of Pride From us, by us, for us, but also to the world
  • 25. Parting Shots/Thoughts  We are used to a world where little things happen for love and big things happen for money. Love motivates people to bake and cake and money motivates people to make an encyclopedia. Now though, we can do big things for love. – Clay Shirky  Conversation is king. Content is just something to talk about. – Cory Doctorow  Points of Contact o Me: George.Otte@mail.cuny.edu o The Commons: http://commons.gc.cuny.edu/

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