Chapter 1



On September 14-15, 2007, a meeting was convened by the Open Institute Society and the Shuttleworth Foundation in Cape Town, South Africa. This meeting, not unlike the original Declaration of Independence, was a revolutionary charge for people to become aware and act on the growing movement towards free and open educational resources, technology, and teaching practices related to how web technology is transforming the world of education (Bonk, 2010).

  1. What would such a declaration look like in PSD? In your school?
  2. What current resources do you have that are open? Closed?
  3. What services do you provide for cost that are on the web for free?
  4. Does your school have plans to transition to free, open source software?
  5. How do your teachers and students use free ware currently to learn and collaborate
  6. What does PSD provide in terms of tools and infrastructure for learning (the pipes)?
  7. What does PSD provide in terms of allowing free and open educational content and resources (the pages)?
  8. What does PSD do to promote a culture of open access to information, international collaboration and global sharing (a participatory learning culture)?

Classroom 2.0 Live Conversations: http://live.classroom20.com/
The Cool Cat Teacher Blog: __http://coolcatteacher. blogspot.com/__
Curt Bonk Preso at GAETC " cool: __http://www.ustream.tv/ recorded/ WZTSvHIZeXfI1yejRw8d2w__
EdTechTalk: __http://www.edtechtalk.com/__
EdTechWeekly: __http://www.edtechtalk.com/ taxonomy/term/130__
EdTV (Educational content in Ustream): __http://edtv.wikispaces.com/__
The K-12 Online Conference 2007: __http://k12onlineconference. org/?p=79__
Ustream: __http://www.ustream.tv/__
WebQuest: __http://webquest.org/index.php__

Alexa: __http://www.alexa.com__
Cable in the Classroom: __http://www.ciconline.org/home__
EdTechLive (interviews by Steve Hargadon) __http://edtechlive.wikispaces. com/Recordings+List__
High Tech High: __http://www.hightechhigh.org/__
Mahalo: __http://www.mahalo.com/__
Vote Different: __http://youtube.com/watch?v= 6h3G-lMZxjo__

The Cape Town Open Education Declaration: __http://www. capetowndeclaration.org/__
Connexions: __http://cnx.org/__
EDUCAUSE: __http://www.educause.edu/__
Internet to Everyone: __http://internetforeveryone. org/__
Open Society Institute: __http://www.soros.org/__
Shuttleworth Foundation: __http://www. shuttleworthfoundation.org/__
WikiMedia Foundation: __http://wikimediafoundation. org/wiki/Home__