Intro/Preface

- my long history with CMS
- they had their place, but much of their paradigm (in addition to being about access/control) was dependant on an older server-centric notion of computing
- brief divergence to talk about server-centric disruption of P2P which we are now seeing come full round with hybrinds of client/server/client apps
- why is this important
- FREEDOM; lack of dependance on institutional infrastructure/processes

Kinds of Educational Acitivites and Augmentation to Demonstrate


FIND / PERMIT
NOTE/ANNOTATE
LINK TOGETHER
DISCUSS
STORE
CITE
REUSE
TRANSLATE

Find

- mozcc - display machine readable license on any page that contains it
- greasemonkey to perform this google search in X (google coop of OER sites, discipline search engines for OERs, local repositories)
- search engine plugins (cf. http://mycroft.mozdev.org/) and links to add new ones, (a la Open University Knowledge Network (Public Site))
- cf. also http://mycroft.mozdev.org/download.html?submitform=Search&sherlock=yes&opensearch=yes&category=14

Annotation of Content

- personal annotation
- note taking on a server versis note taking which also attaches notes to the content itself
- social annotation
- social annotation and trail making

Group Forming

- content-centric chat
- content-centric whiteboards
- social web browsing

Dynamically Augmenting Content Via Greasemonkey

- removing chrome / ads
- wikiproxy - automatically create a link to wikipedia for any "Proper Noun"
- lookup any word in a dictionary by right clicking - a la http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/7715
- librarylookup
- augmenting google searches - a la Butler - e.g. "Search for course materials for this on..." (e,g. add http://www.google.com/coop/cse?cx=010659791456890364032%3A9scq686ziqo or one specific to a topic or OER site)

Other things to explore

- what changes/additions could users want to make to OCW sites thhat greasemonkey could enable?
- what other sites (flickr? youtube) might we want to automatically mashup with existing OERs
- how could we augment google to make it work better for independant learners seeking OER
- greasemonkey scripts to help evaluate the relevance of a wikipedia entry a la Dubek scale http://stream.lbigroup.com/index.php?/weblog/comments/wikipedia_greasemonkey_and_the_dubek_scale/

MAIN MESSAGES FOR OER Providers
You don't have to provide all the means for students to interact and learn from OERs; enable don't require

Considerations for Content Providers

- non-crufty URLs / REST interfaces
- XHTML
- OPML for lists of links
- RSS for updates

instead of simply thinking about how people can use these tools to augment their experience of OER resources, INSTEAD try to think of ways that OER resources can augment other internet experiences!
- open API
- REST
- tags

Hope to promote/distribute client side tools

- ship your own toolbar
- ship your own firefox distribution
- browsers on USB memory sticks

Links for the presentation
WikipediaWictionaryChambers (UK)Google imagesGoogle defineJoin exampleWordNetGoogleUrban DictionaryAnswers.comrhymezone.comMerriam-WebstergoogleflickrFlickr <>0 wvcidjoguarm9f