[LINK] Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales at ed.au Events
liddy at sunriseresearch.org
Tue Mar 6 12:04:59 AEDT 2007
I love it - the way to democratise information (or knowledge if that
is an object) is to charge people $300 to hear about it? mmmm...
On 06/03/2007, at 11:51 AM, Roger Clarke wrote:
> education.au proudly presents its first seminar in the 2007 seminar
> series - Challenging how knowledge is created. The keynote speaker
> for the seminar, which will be held in Adelaide, Perth, Sydney and
> Melbourne, is Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia.
> Jimmy Wales, the man behind <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
> Main_Page>Wikipedia, has a vision. The vision is for every person
> on the planet to be given free access to the sum of all human
> knowledge, and Wikipedia has been described as an exercise in the
> democratisation of that knowledge.
> Wikipedia is also seen as being at the forefront of Web 2.0 -
> characterised by the new literacies of the 21st Century of
> inclusion, collaboration and participation.
> Jimmy's presentation will discuss critical issues such as:
> The culture of the online community and the implications for education
> The opportunities for collaborative learning in a globally
> connected world.
> What does it mean to be discerning in today's online world?
> If content can be created and distributed cheaply, what is the
> future for entrepreneurs?
> Who has the knowledge in today's global community?
> Creative Commons and the public good - what are the barriers to
> knowledge sharing.
> When and Where
> The seminar, at each location, will commence with registration and
> morning tea 9:30 - 10:00.
> 23 April Adelaide Hilton Hotel, 9:30am - 4:00pm
> 24 April Perth Burswood Entertainment Complex, - 9:30am - 4:00pm
> 26 April Sydney Hilton Hotel, 9:30am - 4pm
> 27 April Melbourne ZINC at Federation Square, 9:30am - 4:00pm
> What the seminar offers
> education.au offers an exclusive opportunity to hear, discuss and
> debate with Jimmy Wales how the way knowledge is created is changing.
> The seminar also provides an opportunity for educators, academics,
> researchers, policy makers, curriculum designers, IT industry,
> digital media developers, financial and investment community, who
> represent a diversity of views and approaches, to meet and discuss
> the challenges.
> The program for the day will include:
> keynote speaker
> Q+A time
> panel discussion
> The day will also offer the opportunity to identify:
> key challenges
> possible ways forward.
> $300 incl GST. Morning tea on arrival and lunch provided.
> To register online, by mail or fax go to:
> Roger Clarke http://www.anu.edu.au/people/
> Xamax Consultancy Pty Ltd 78 Sidaway St,
> Chapman ACT 2611 AUSTRALIA
> Tel: +61 2 6288 1472, and 6288 6916
> mailto:Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au http://
> Visiting Professor in Info Science & Eng Australian National
> Visiting Professor in the eCommerce Program University of Hong
> Visiting Professor in the Cyberspace Law & Policy Centre Uni
> of NSW
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> Link at mailman.anu.edu.au
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