Does an open source strategy matter?: Lessons learned from the iLabs project

Long, Phillip D. and Ehrmann, Stephen C. (2008). Does an open source strategy matter?: Lessons learned from the iLabs project. In Toru Iiyoshi and M. S. Vijay Kumar (Ed.), Opening Up Education: The Collective Advancement of Education through Open Technology, Open Content, and Open Knowledge (pp. 61-76) Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.: MIT Press.

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Author Long, Phillip D.
Ehrmann, Stephen C.
Title of chapter Does an open source strategy matter?: Lessons learned from the iLabs project
Title of book Opening Up Education: The Collective Advancement of Education through Open Technology, Open Content, and Open Knowledge
Place of Publication Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Publisher MIT Press
Publication Year 2008
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
ISBN 0262033712
9780262033718
Editor Toru Iiyoshi
M. S. Vijay Kumar
Chapter number 4
Start page 61
End page 76
Total pages 16
Total chapters 27
Language eng
Subjects 1301 Education Systems
1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
130103 Higher Education
Abstract/Summary This chapter describes one particular type of open source innovation—middleware called iLabs (supported largely by the Microsoft-MIT iCampus Alliance) that enables users to run experiments remotely over the Web. First, we will briefly describe the development of remote labs at MIT and the development of the iLabs middleware. Then we will discuss some of the factors that have hindered the spread of this potent use of the Web, and draw a few tentative conclusions about how these issues affect the dissemination of educational innovation based on open source software.
Keyword Innovation middleware
iLabs
Remote labs
Educational innovation
Open source software
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

 
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