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Hi all, NERCOMP has asked me to help organize a session on openness scheduled for Thursday, April 12. A tentative agenda was developed (see below), but speakers have not been identified. If you would be interested in participating, or know someone in the Northeast who might be, please let me know. Thanks, Patrick Northeast Open Initiatives A culture of openness has begun taking root in the core of academia. Universities around the world are embracing values of transparency, collaboration, and open innovation as they move to adopt open source software, make use of open educational resources and scholarly content and begin to explore open models of governance. Is a comprehensive shift towards openness in higher education a positive trend? What does this shift portend for institutional and educational transformation? How can universities in this area best leverage the opportunities this movement presents and mitigate some of the inherent challenges it poses? This SIG will present a panel of individuals representing different open initiatives underway around New England and the greater Northeast, discuss their evolution and potential impact, identify common challenges or issues posed, and explore the idea of developing a Northeast Open (NEO) regional initiatives consortium for leveraging cross-institutional collaboration in this area. Participants should expect to come away with a broader understanding of the following questions: - What is openness - (e.g. What are the essential values or components). - How have open communities (open source as well as OCW, OER consortia) organized themselves differently to deliver quality products and/or services. -How can institutions orient themselves to both participate in and partake of open source communities, products and processes. || |||| ||| || | | || ||| || ||| || | | ||| || ||| || Patrick Masson Chief Technology Officer, UMassOnline The University of Massachusetts, Office of the President 333 South St., Suite 400, Shrewsbury, MA 01545 (774) 455-7615: Office (774) 455-7620: Fax (970) 4MASSON: GoogleVoice UMOLPatMasson: AIM massonpj: Skype Web Site: http://www.umassonline.net Blog: http://www.umassonlineblog.com ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

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Patrick,
I could volunteer our Chief Technology Strategist for public sector, Gunnar Hellekson.  He represents Red Hat in many communities of interest in the public sector (Civic Commons, Code for America, etc.) and as a liaison to the fedora.org community.  http://gunnar.hellekson.com/about

Let me know and I'll sync you up with him.
John Punzak

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Hi all,

NERCOMP has asked me to help organize a session on openness scheduled for Thursday, April 12. A tentative agenda was developed (see below), but speakers have not been identified. If you would be interested in participating, or know someone in the Northeast who might be, please let me know.

Thanks,
Patrick


Northeast Open Initiatives
A culture of openness has begun taking root in the core of academia.
Universities around the world are embracing values of transparency,
collaboration, and open innovation as they move to adopt open source
software, make use of open educational resources and scholarly content and
begin to explore open models of governance. Is a comprehensive shift towards
openness in higher education a positive trend? What does this shift portend
for institutional and educational transformation? How can universities in
this area best leverage the opportunities this movement presents and
mitigate some of the inherent challenges it poses?

This SIG will present a panel of individuals representing different open
initiatives underway around New England and the greater Northeast, discuss
their evolution and potential impact, identify common challenges or issues
posed, and explore the idea of developing a Northeast Open (NEO) regional
initiatives consortium for leveraging cross-institutional collaboration in
this area.

Participants should expect to come away with a broader understanding of the
following questions:

- What is openness - (e.g. What are the essential values or components).

- How have open communities (open source as well as OCW, OER consortia)
organized themselves differently to deliver quality products and/or
services.

-How can institutions orient themselves to both participate in and partake
of open source communities, products and processes.


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Patrick Masson
Chief Technology Officer, UMassOnline
The University of Massachusetts, Office of the President
333 South St., Suite 400, Shrewsbury, MA 01545

(774) 455-7615: Office
(774) 455-7620: Fax
(970) 4MASSON: GoogleVoice
UMOLPatMasson: AIM
massonpj: Skype

Web Site: http://www.umassonline.net
Blog: http://www.umassonlineblog.com
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John, This sounds great, can I take you up on your offer? The focus of the session will be to try and help campuses understand any differences in engagement between open communities and those they may have more experience with as traditional service providers. Several other folks have stepped up as well and offered to participate: faculty, C-level campus administrators, community members of various open initiatives. My hope is that we can provide attendees with some real actionable information, from multiple perspectives, so they are positioned to take advantage of all of the benefits and value of open initiatives, while also understanding the costs, risks and obligations of participation. Thanks and let me know if Gunnar is available, Patrick || |||| ||| || | | || ||| || ||| || | | ||| || ||| || Patrick Masson Chief Technology Officer, UMassOnline The University of Massachusetts, Office of the President 333 South St., Suite 400, Shrewsbury, MA 01545 (774) 455-7615: Office (774) 455-7620: Fax (970) 4MASSON: GoogleVoice UMOLPatMasson: AIM massonpj: Skype Web Site: http://www.umassonline.net Blog: http://www.umassonlineblog.com ________________________________________
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