[LINK] Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales at ed.au Events
brendansweb at optusnet.com.au
Tue Mar 6 13:54:05 AEDT 2007
Liddy Nevile wrote:
> 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...
I think the issue is whether once you learn or receive information you are subsequently under a restriction as to what you can do with it, not about the process of actually acquiring the information.
(Which, btw, is why I am very skeptical about the "access to knowledge" movement. Since they don't seem to pay enough attention to the fact that use subsequent to access may still be a problem.)
> 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
>> 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
>> 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://www.xamax.com.au/
>> Visiting Professor in Info Science & Eng Australian National University
>> Visiting Professor in the eCommerce Program University of Hong Kong
>> Visiting Professor in the Cyberspace Law & Policy Centre Uni of NSW
>> Link mailing list
>> Link at mailman.anu.edu.au
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