Daily Archives: February 20, 2008

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Choose Your Own Technology Adventure

Via Sean: http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/23516.wss  It seems IBM is getting into designing 2.0 applications with UCLA students. Here’s the part of the article that really caught my eye: Choose Your Own Technology Adventure at UCLA To help prepare students for the ongoing demand for open computing skills is a class project IBM pioneered for UCLA’s CS130 Computer Science class. “Choose your own (technology) adventure” operates on a simple principle — harnesses students’ interest-areas to shape the coursework rather than on standard textbooks and syllabi. Selecting from open technology areas, students propose their own course projects, ranging from a mobile phone mashup that […]

Open Source & Libraries

Via LISnews: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2008/02/19/opensource  There’s a “growing disconnect in what we’re being provided from commercial companies … and what libraries are starting to realize they need,” he said, but libraries aren’t blameless either: He believes they need to communicate more effectively the features and functionality they require. And just because it’s open source doesn’t mean it’s better. Soon enough, Gibbons suggested, open source innovations might spur competition and eventually result in more and better choices in the consumer market.