EdTechTalk#72 – Discussion with Stephen Downes and Mike King of IBM


November 27, 2006

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A conversation between Stephen Downes and Michael King.

Topics discussed included:
  •  IBM as a consulting company – what that means
  •  IBM’s attitude toward open source – how does it view other players – Sun, Novell
  •  The IBM patent portfolio – does IBM risk being a patent troll – the SCO lawsuit – progress
  •  IBM in e-learning specifically – Lotus, Domino – still in the game?
  •  IBM and the Blackboard patent – company position – message?
  •  Toward the development of open educational resources? Tools – services – product?

21st Century Learning #20: Bill Fitzgerald on DrupalEd

EdTechTalk: 21st Century Learning #20

A Conversation with Bill Fitzgerald on Drupal in Education

October 31, 2006

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We had an excellent conversation with Bill Fitzgerald, from FunnyMonkey.com, OpenAcademic.org and the brand spankin new DrupalEd Distribution on how Drupal fits into education. The goal of the show was to create a cookbook for a conference site with Drupal — we got to it in the last 10 minutes! Thanks to Bill for his time and the excellent conversation.

If you’re interested in getting involved in the Drupal Education movement, join the Drupal Documentation Listserv,comment on the DrupalEd Distribution page, and join DrupalEd Drupal.

Past Shows on Drupal, Elgg, and Open Source:

# 11 – Open Source Show

# 17 – The Read/Write Web Conference

Other Drupal Resources:

About Drupal

Drupal Wikipedia Entry

CMS Academy Drupal

Drupal Page at the School Computing Wiki

EdTechTalk: 21st Century Learning #11 for July 21, 2006

EdTechTalk: 21st Century Learning #11 for July 21, 2006:

Open Source, ePortfolios, Moodle, Drupal, Elgg, Open Source Schools, Exeter, FunnyMonkey.com

Our guests included:
Steve Kossakoski – Assistant Superintendent, Technology & Research for SAU-16 in Exeter, NH and a pioneering open source practitioner – See http://www.k12opensource.org/ & http://www.spdc.org/
Steve Haragon from http://www.k12opensource.com/

Bill Fitzgerald from http://www.funnymonkey.com/

An Exciting Conversation about the use of open source software and its uses in schools. See the show notes for amazing links that were shared during the conversation.

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