EdTechTalk#72 – Discussion with Stephen Downes and Mike King of IBM


November 27, 2006

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A conversation between Stephen Downes and Michael King.

Topics discussed included:
  •  IBM as a consulting company – what that means
  •  IBM’s attitude toward open source – how does it view other players – Sun, Novell
  •  The IBM patent portfolio – does IBM risk being a patent troll – the SCO lawsuit – progress
  •  IBM in e-learning specifically – Lotus, Domino – still in the game?
  •  IBM and the Blackboard patent – company position – message?
  •  Toward the development of open educational resources? Tools – services – product?