On Open networks for learning and open innovation

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Published on May 8, 2009

Author: pbsloep

Source: slideshare.net


The presentation connects a variety of open movements (open standards, open learning, open source, open innovation) and argues for the viability to open innovation of a modern approach to open learning, i.e. learning networks.

Innovation as distributed, collaborative knowledge generation Peter B. Sloep Edumedia 2009: e-creativity and e-innovation May 4-5, 2009, Salzburg, Austria Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Overview • the ‘open movement’ • modern variant of received view of open learning (Learning Network) • its relevance to open innovation (idSpace) Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The ‘Open Movement’ • Open Standards • Open Source & Resources • Open Learning • Open Innovation Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Open Standards • perhaps oldest member • about interoperability • creates a level playing field for vendors, contra monopolies, a moral, regulatory stance • but: also economic benefits for consumers, more competition, no vendor lock-in Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Open Source • a moral stance • Richard Stallman’s Free Software Foundation • later on, also a pragmatic choice • make money through services, not code • maintain code jointly Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Open Learning • started in the 1970s and 80s, OU, OUNL, ... • a moral stance: access to education for all • now also a pragmatic choice • catering for the knowledge economy’s needs • fighting the rising cost of education Tuesday, May 5, 2009

How about Open Innovation? • 2001 Henry Chesbrough • Buy the IP you don’t want or cannot develop yourselves • So a pragmatic stance only ... • How about the moral aspect here? Tuesday, May 5, 2009

My argument • There is also a moral stance to open innovation • It is worth pursuing • It can best be pursued through a networked approach • And I have a suggestion for how ... Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Learning Networks • Learning Networks, new bid for open learning • addressing both moral & pragmatic stance • distributed: online networks of partially overlapping communities • collaborative: peers support each other • AHTCS: for community formation Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Learning Networks (2) • using web 2.0 technologies • using any resource available, but thriving on open (educational) resources • using open source-like business model: make money through additional services Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Networks for Open Innovation • by analogy: • open innovation should be able to profit from a similar networked approach • distributed, making use of existing and newly developed networks • collaborating on advancing the state of the art • AHTCS: for community formation Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Networks for Open Innovation (2) • using existing open resources • making its resources widely and freely available (no patents on software) • business models, to be developed • in the pre-competitive phases only Tuesday, May 5, 2009

idSpace • FP7 funded STREP, 2 years, ends early 2010 • develops tooling for distributed, collaborative product innovation • stores ideas as topic maps (open standard!) • uses a pluggable, portal approach Tuesday, May 5, 2009

In conclusion • As in other instantiations of the open movement, there is a moral argument that demands new knowledge to flow freely • Chesbrough pointed to some benefits • As in the other instantiations, time will teach us there are more unanticipated benefits Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The idSpace project is partially supported by the European Union under the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) theme of the 7th Framework Programme for R&D. This presentation does not represent the opinion of the European Union, and the European Union is not responsible for any use that might be made of its content. web: www.idspace-project.org web: pbsloep.nl mail: peter.sloep <at> ou.nl Tuesday, May 5, 2009

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