IDIA 620: Information Culture - EdUI

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IDIA 620: Information Culture - EdUI

  1. 1. edUi PlenaryThe future of technology, educationand democracy Melda M. Washington Information Culture
  2. 2. Overview edUi Aneesh Chopra Trends  Trend #1: Digital Infrastructure  Trend #2: “Crowdfunding”  Trend #3: Open Innovation Conclusion
  3. 3. edUi Is a program of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Is a conference for web professionals serving learning institutions Share expertise, get inspired, and learn practical skills from peers and top web industry experts. Conference includes four specialized tracks, including one half-day workshop per track. More than 30 speakers offer knowledge and insights in UX, Design, jQuery, Responsive Design, Lean UX, Web Accessibility, and more.
  4. 4. Aneesh Chopra Former US Chief Technology Officer Was appointed as the first Chief Technology Officer of the United States by President Obama on May 22, 2009. Worked to advance the President’s technology agenda by fostering new ideas and encouraging government-wide coordination to help the country meet its goals, from job creation to reducing health care costs to improving higher education. Formerly Secretary of Technology for the Commonwealth of Virginia from January 2006 until April 2009.
  5. 5. Trends/#1-Digital Infrastructure Wireless, “Gig” Networks Key to Unlock Future Growth  National Wireless Initiative (Wi3) Marquette, MI  US-Ignite (Case Western) Cleveland, OH Longer Hours, Cost-Effectively  Digital Infrastructure Facilitates 24/7 Learning  MozillaOpen Badges, Infrastructure for Lifelong Learning  Khan Academy, learning anytime anywhere
  6. 6. Trends/#2-“Crowdfunding” Unlocking a Region’s Capital to Invest in the Future  Economic Development, ex. Popularise  Solar Projects, ex. Solar Mosaic Is This the Future of a Region’s Economy?  Blacksburg Retained High-Growth Heyo  Austin-based company offered term sheet but req’d HQ move  Heyo registered with AngelList; chose to raise $500K from Dave Cohen, Dave McClure, other luminaries
  7. 7. Trends/#3-Open Innovation NOAA Spurs Commercial Innovation in Weather Data  Weather data - Made available to the public Open Standards Lower Entry Barriers  LearningRegistry a “Tagging” System to Discover Quality Content Open Education Resources Spark New Ideas  Modeling & Simulation “Flexbook” v. 0.9 Released
  8. 8. Trends/#3-Open Innovation “Government as a Platform” Highlights APIs  Bob, Dave, Andrew Embody Spirit of Frictionless Participation We Define 21st Century Democracy  Technology Platforms Facilitate a More Engaged Citizenry  “Homeowner Bill of Rights”  “Lean Startup” Team
  9. 9. Conclusion Twilio developer Tony Webster builds an app in 2 hours The Winning App: HeroJobs.org Using the National Resources Directory to access the veterans job opportunity database, Tony built an app to help veterans find jobs nearby based on their Military Occupational Specialty powered by Twilio SMS. Programmableweb.com lists 239 Messaging APIs. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Twilio SMS API.

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