A University That Thinks Like the Web

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Openness and participation are core to the logic of the web. Mark Surman will explain how Mozilla has used these values to make the Internet better, and will explore ways that these ideas might be used to create a university that thinks like the web.

Slides from keynote at University of Toronto TechKnowFile 2009 conference.

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A University That Thinks Like the Web

  1. 1. a university that thinks like the web
  2. 2. my point:
  3. 3. my point: openess and participation = the core logic of the web
  4. 4. my point: openess and participation helped us make the web better
  5. 5. my point: openess and participation help students make UofT better
  6. 6. my point: openess and participation help students make UofT better
  7. 7. point #1 openess and participation = the core logic of the web
  8. 8. the web we love
  9. 9. the web we love
  10. 10. the web we love
  11. 11. what makes the web we love?
  12. 12. the web we love is transparent vs. opaque participatory vs. passive distributed vs. centralized hackable vs. immutable open vs. closed
  13. 13. the web we love isn't transparent vs. opaque participatory vs. passive distributed vs. centralized hackable vs. immutable open vs. closed
  14. 14. the web we want? transparent vs. opaque participatory vs. passive distributed vs. centralized hackable vs. immutable open vs. closed
  15. 15. the web we want transparent vs. opaque participatory vs. passive distributed vs. centralized hackable vs. immutable open vs. closed
  16. 16. normal people make the web.
  17. 17. normal people make the web. they make it better every day.
  18. 18. normal people make the web. they make it better every day. this is the logic of the web.
  19. 19. point #2 openess and participation helped us make the web better
  20. 20. 2003
  21. 21. 2003 mel still mayor second iraq war starts human genome completed int'l year of freshwater australia wins cricket world cup
  22. 22. 2003 mel still mayor second iraq war starts human genome completed int'l year of freshwater australia wins cricket world cup and, the web is in danger
  23. 23. 2003 the web is in danger
  24. 24. monopoly
  25. 25. also
  26. 26. the web was becoming less transparent
  27. 27. the web was becoming less participatory
  28. 28. the web was becoming less hackable
  29. 29. the web was becoming less open
  30. 30. it wasn't the web we love
  31. 31. it wasn't the web we love nor the web we have today
  32. 32. 2003 the web is in danger
  33. 33. 2003 the web is in danger mozilla foundation formed
  34. 34. 2003 Mozilla is a global community of people who believe that openness, participation and innovation are key to the continued health of the Internet. the web is in danger mozilla foundation formed
  35. 35. 2003 the web is in danger mozilla foundation formed
  36. 36. together we rebuilt the platform, rebuilt the browser, improved the web, got things moving
  37. 37. together we rebuilt the platform, open source rebuilt the browser, improved the web, got things moving
  38. 38. together we rebuilt the platform, open source rebuilt the browser, improved the web, got things moving
  39. 39. together we rebuilt the platform, open source rebuilt the browser, improved the web, got things moving
  40. 40. together we rebuilt the platform, open source rebuilt the browser, improved the web, got things moving
  41. 41. together we rebuilt the platform, open source rebuilt the browser, improved the web, got things moving
  42. 42. using openness participation hackability
  43. 43. Mike Connor, Developer 1
  44. 44. Mike Connor, Developer Firefox dev team 60
  45. 45. Mike Connor, Developer Firefox dev team 60 Daily contributors 100s
  46. 46. Mike Connor,Firefox Develop er dev team 60 Daily contributors 100s Contributors 1000s
  47. 47. Mike Connor, Developer Firefox dev team 60 Daily contributors 100s Contributors 1000s Beta testers 500,000+
  48. 48. Mike Connor, Developer Firefox dev team Daily 60 contributors 100s Contributors 1000s Beta testers 500,000+ Daily users 60 million
  49. 49. we encouraged people to participate
  50. 50. we encouraged people to participate
  51. 51. we encouraged people to participate
  52. 52. we encouraged people to participate 1000s of people
  53. 53. we encouraged people to participate $200,000
  54. 54. we encouraged people to participate a bet on openness
  55. 55. we encouraged people to participate this is how the web thinks
  56. 56. we encouraged people to participate this is the logic of the web
  57. 57. we encouraged people to participate this is the logic of the web we used it to make the web better
  58. 58. we encouraged people to participate this is the logic of the web you can too
  59. 59. point #3 openess and participation can help students make UofT better
  60. 60. point #3 openess and participation can help students make UofT better
  61. 61. openess and participation
  62. 62. = core logic of the web openess and participation
  63. 63. = core logic of students today openess and participation
  64. 64. = core logic of students today openess and participation
  65. 65. a vision of students today http://mediatedcultures.net/ksudigg/?p=119
  66. 66. a vision of students today http://mediatedcultures.net/ksudigg/?p=119
  67. 67. david wiley on the future http://bit.ly/15C8K
  68. 68. david wiley on the future http://bit.ly/15C8K
  69. 69. david wiley on the future http://bit.ly/15C8K
  70. 70. david wiley on the future http://bit.ly/15C8K
  71. 71. educators crossing the daily divide
  72. 72. educators crossing the daily divide embracing openness and participation
  73. 73. open education 1.0
  74. 74. community as teacher
  75. 75. students as teachers
  76. 76. also
  77. 77. also research, libraries, etc.
  78. 78. the university and the web are fusing
  79. 79. the university we want? the university and the web are fusing
  80. 80. the university we want? transparent vs. opaque participatory vs. passive distributed vs. centralized hackable vs. immutable open vs. closed
  81. 81. the university we want transparent vs. opaque participatory vs. passive distributed vs. centralized hackable vs. immutable open vs. closed
  82. 82. the university we want
  83. 83. the university we want students make the university.
  84. 84. the university we want students make the university. they make it better every day.
  85. 85. the university we want students make the university. they make it better every day. a university that thinks like the web.
  86. 86. normal people make the library. they make it better every day. a university that thinks like the web.
  87. 87. your job: normal people make the library. they make it better every day. a university that thinks like the web.
  88. 88. your job: help students and researchers
  89. 89. your job: help students and researchers learn, discover
  90. 90. your job: help students and researchers learn, discover, create, remix
  91. 91. your job: help students and researchers learn, discover, create, remix and hack
  92. 92. your job: normal people make the library. they make it better every day. a university that thinks like the web.
  93. 93. normal people make the library. they make it better every day. a university that thinks like the web. i'd be happy to help.
  94. 94. thanks
  95. 95. thanks to lilly, beltzner, dwiley and everyone i stole slide ideas from. mark surman mozilla foundation mark@mozillafoundation.org this deck @ www.slideshare.net/msurman

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