On Open networks for learning and open innovation

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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.


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

2. Overview the open movement modern variant of received view of openlearning (Learning Network) its relevance to open innovation (idSpace) Tuesday, May 5, 2009 3. The Open Movement Open Standards Open Source & Resources Open Learning Open Innovation Tuesday, May 5, 2009 4. Open Standards perhaps oldest member about interoperability creates a level playing eld for vendors,contra monopolies, a moral, regulatorystance but: also economic benets for consumers,more competition, no vendor lock-in Tuesday, May 5, 2009 5. Open Source a moral stance Richard Stallmans Free SoftwareFoundation later on, also a pragmatic choice make money through services, not code maintain code jointlyTuesday, May 5, 2009 6. 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 economysneeds ghting the rising cost of educationTuesday, May 5, 2009 7. How about OpenInnovation? 2001 Henry Chesbrough Buy the IP you dont want or cannotdevelop yourselves So a pragmatic stance only ... How about the moral aspect here?Tuesday, May 5, 2009 8. My argument There is also a moral stance to openinnovation It is worth pursuing It can best be pursued through anetworked approach And I have a suggestion for how ...Tuesday, May 5, 2009 9. Learning Networks Learning Networks, new bid for openlearning addressing both moral & pragmatic stance distributed: online networks of partiallyoverlapping communities collaborative: peers support each other AHTCS: for community formation Tuesday, May 5, 2009 10. Learning Networks (2) using web 2.0 technologies using any resource available, but thriving onopen (educational) resources using open source-like business model:make money through additional services Tuesday, May 5, 2009 11. Networks for OpenInnovation by analogy: open innovation should be able to protfrom a similar networked approach distributed, making use of existing and newlydeveloped networks collaborating on advancing the state of theart AHTCS: for community formation Tuesday, May 5, 2009 12. Networks for OpenInnovation (2) using existing open resources making its resources widely and freelyavailable (no patents on software) business models, to be developed in the pre-competitive phases onlyTuesday, May 5, 2009 13. 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 approachTuesday, May 5, 2009 14. In conclusion As in other instantiations of the openmovement, there is a moral argument thatdemands new knowledge to ow freely Chesbrough pointed to some benets As in the other instantiations, time willteach us there are more unanticipatedbenetsTuesday, May 5, 2009 15. The idSpace project is partially supported by theEuropean Union under the Information andCommunication Technologies (ICT) theme of the7th Framework Programme for R&D. This presentation does not represent the opinion ofthe European Union, and the European Union is notresponsible for any use that might be made of itscontent.web: www.idspace-project.orgweb: pbsloep.nlmail: peter.sloep ou.nl Tuesday, May 5, 2009


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