Thursday, June 26, 2008

Bryant Patten

Tonight's Keynote is Bryant Patten . . . .

Brian is quickly reviewing the basics of Open Source.
$ + FOSS = Leverage
Have it now! (Free S0ftware for Schools)
Never 'stuck' with it
No Piracy

Myths = too hard, free means no good, teach the industry standard, etc

Military is pushing for Open Source because enhances IT agility, industry has to compete on ideas, etc.

There is a good chance that industry standard will be redhat, fedora, ubuntu

What's holding back OS
user resistance?-not the kids
support? call centers or personal contacts

A Bit of Blue Sky

Gnu Ideas . . .

1. Scratch your Gaming Itch
move from passive consuming to active creation
dual gender enthusiasm
shallow learning curve
useful for programing, animation, gaming

2. Pride in Assessment
what if students got excited about assessment?
what if it had direct value to students?

3. Universal Themes
cooperative learning
collaborative learning

81% of Fortune 500 companies are using FOSS software.

The World is Flat by Thomas L. Friedman
The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
The Innovator's Dilema: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail by Clayton M. Christensen
Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns by Clayton M. Christensen
The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It by Jonathon Zittrain

FLOSS is NOT Web 2.0 and Web 2.0 is NOT FLOSS.--Who controls the data?

Hardware goes Open Source--OPLC, ASUS eee, cloudbook, etc

The world goes Open Source
Holland, South Africa, Spain, South & North Korea,
Brazil will have 53,000 labs by the end of 2009 serving 52 million students.

Hackerteen is a project designed to redirect teenagers to the good side.

K-12 Open Minds is a workshop September 25-27, 2008. Indiana is slowly moving the whole state of Indiana.

1. Creativity and Innovation
apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas
2. Communication and Collaboration
interact, collaborate, and publish
3. Develop cultural understanding and global awareness
4; Contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems
5. Digital Citizenship
6. Technology Operations and Concepts

FLOSS allows you to become a World Maker.

Bryant is the Executive Director of

Thanks Bryant! As always you are motivating, enthusiastic, and energetic!

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