Open Education 2006 (V): Mellon Foundation and China OER

Here come my notes on the Open Education 2006: Community, Culture, and Content that we are attending:

Thursday, September 28, 2006
Concurrent sessions

Mellon-funded Open Source Projects for Higher Education
Chris Mackie, Mellon Foundation

Flagship achievements: JSTOR, DAA (humanities Nobel Prize), MM Undergraduate Fellowships.
Openness projects: Sakai, uPortal, Kuali, PKI|OKI, D-Space|FEDORA, LionShare, VUE|SIMILE|Zotero|Didily, etc.
Possible upcoming initiatives: Student Service System, “User Delight” (usability), Coprehensive Text Analysis Framewok (“Scholar’s Workbench”), Humanities Middleware. All emphasize: services-oriented architectures (Java), collaborative, distributed development, for-profit/FP partnerships.

Core values and visions: service to traditional constituencies (arts, humanities, museums…), access (open source), sustainability, generality (compelling use cases), collaboration, synergy, elimination of redundancy via collaborative convergence.

China Open Resources for Education Upadate
Fun-Den Wang, CORE

CORE: China Open Resources for Education.

Translating/localizating MIT OCW from English to Chinese (expected 1,500 courses for end 2006), but also the inverse: Chinese courses into English.

Based on this OCW, there’s tutoring from the faculty to the students that follow the “lectures”.


Web 2.0 for Development related posts (2006)

If you need to cite this article in a formal way (i.e. for bibliographical purposes) I dare suggest:

Peña-López, I. (2006) “Open Education 2006 (V): Mellon Foundation and China OER” In ICTlogy, #36, September 2006. Barcelona: ICTlogy.
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