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 …

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