Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
Somebody out there is listening: I guess I'm just a little surprised it's Blackboard. "Blackboard’s Building Blocks open architecture will base future releases on key OKI specifications, enabling a broader variety of 3rd party applications to work seamlessly with Blackboard." The Open Knowledge Initiative (OKI) is an effort to produce an open-source architecture for educational systems, a trend that has been, well, resisted by companies who would prefer a more proprietary approach (long a bane of the online learning community). So this decision is significant and will have ripple effects almost immediately.CRLFCRLF

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