Open Education?

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My talk for UQ Teaching & Learning Week from the panel session on 4 November 2009 discussing what it means to be open in the context of higher education.

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Open Education?

  1. 1. Open Education? Tim Kastelle UQ Business School Panel on Open Educational Content & Open Source Models 4 November 2009
  2. 7. Information wants to be free. -Stewart Brand
  3. 9. Record Label Revenues in Yellow http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/multimedia/display/20061124155840.html
  4. 10. But aren’t we in the information business too?
  5. 11. On the one hand information wants to be expensive, because it’s so valuable. The right information in the right place just changes your life. On the other hand, information wants to be free, because the cost of getting it out is getting lower and lower all the time. So you have these two fighting against each other. -Stewart Brand
  6. 12. Aggregate Filter Connect
  7. 16. We are not just pushing information – we are trying to get ideas to spread
  8. 17. Obscurity is a far greater threat to authors and creative artists than piracy. -Tim O’Reilly
  9. 18. People pay for this – WHY?
  10. 23. Ideas <ul><li>Our task is to get our ideas to spread </li></ul><ul><li>Open access to our ideas is a core component of this strategy </li></ul><ul><li>The way to make this strategy work is to focus on the three key activities: aggregate, filter and connect </li></ul>
  11. 24. Thank you! timkastelle.org/blog/

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