This Tectonic Shift Think Tank will bring together an international group of thought leaders and practitioners to identify the transformation opportunities for Mediawiki and related FLOSS technologies for eLearning using free cultural works for Education.
Building on the phenomenal success of the "wiki way" for open content authoring, this group will explore how to make the future happen. We will present concrete proposals to move wiki technology in education from a play pen for connected Web 2.0 junkies to a serious mainstream contender for widening access to education across the world. We will place particular emphasis on the sustainable development of free cultural works for education in support of the realisation of the millennium development goals.
To refine the available technology infrastructure to radically scale up the development of a free curriculum for all levels of education which can be customized, modified and adapted for local needs without restriction. We recognize the dignity of all educators and learners to become equal participants in transforming the digital divide into digital dividends.
The TSTT will take place at the Commonwealth of Learning in Vancouver from the 11th to the 13th April 2007, from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Prerequisites: An open mind, and commitment to education as a common good.
- Health warning: Be warned that free software and free cultural works will be discussed, and we will not entertain motions for the inclusion of the NC restriction for educational content. If you suffer from hypertension, parental guidance is advised.