The Open Knowledge Initiative™ (O.K.I.) originated from discussions between Stanford and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) which focused on e-Learning platform scalability, flexibility, stability, and interoperability. MIT led the project and secured funding. We set-up a Center-of-Excellence project to develop the technology with Vijay, Scott and Jeff and it's still very active in the Commons. Now, OpeniWorld takes the story to a new and higher level.
The premise of OKI is to specify an open and extensible architecture, detailing how the components of an educational software environment should communicate with each other and with other systems, applications, and services in the enterprise. It is designed for broad adoption in higher education.
The aim is to develop meaningful, coherent, modular, and easy-to-use Internet-based environments that are scalable, stable, and open. These environments will allow students, faculty, and administrators to assemble, deliver, and access vital and innovative educational resources regardless of time, place, or platform. Universities and faculties will for the first time be able to easily share resources, and to enhance the development of customized applications by building them on common foundations.
The OpenIWorld program committee is seeking candidate software and systems for evaluation at the event. All proposals are welcome. Candidates that address the following User-centric Technology Challenges will be
given special consideration.
For more information regarding OpeniWorld go to http://www.openiworld.org