Webcast Discussion with Stephen Downes and Mike King of IBM





EdTechTalk#72

November 27, 2006

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A conversation between Stephen Downes and Michael King.

Dear EdTechTalkers,

  This is a late breaking announcement for a discussion we will be webcasting today between Stephen Downes and Mike King (Director, IBM Global Education Industry ).  The show will begin today (Nov. 27) at 1pmPST/4pmEST/9pmGMT (global times) and topics will include:

– 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?

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