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Open Media Commons

Kevin Roebuck
Director, Digital Experience

The battle over intellectual property models is heating up in
higher education. While the media and entertainment industry
is caught up in proprietary models linking licenses to devices,
content in higher education typically takes a higher road in
the form of a dedication to open access, open content and

Traditional publishing models are now viewed as being as
obsolete as the dinosaur and probably as popular. With
prices going up every year for 20 years, content being
out-of-date by the time it reaches the shelves, and kids
walking around with 80 lb backpacks, it's clear we
need teachers to be able to custom create content on
the fly. More importantly, students are increasingly
the content creators and scenario's are laid out for
them to create with teachers serving as guides. Watch
out for the game platforms being awesome simulators for
student content, creativity and community.

On March 15-16, Sun will host the Open Media Commons Workshop
in Santa Clara (http://www.openmediacommons.org/). I
not only plan to attend to see how we can start to think
of Project DReaM and OMC principles in education, but
I am also thrilled that Jerry Persons from Stanford
has agreed to share his views with the team about the
needs for rights management and content in the higher education

It's going to be a long journey, but we will start the
discussion and some project implementations in the coming
Education Commons community launching in March.


Stay Tuned!

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