Talk:Open educational resources and globalization

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Clarifications[edit source]

What is meant by the following sentence?: "When applied in the field of education it may actually strength cultural deprivation and marginalization, and same time speed up non-sustainable globalization harming diversity of cultures."

I would imagine it is talking about access - both to the various technologies themselves (computers, sufficient internet connection - if any at all), and also to knowledge of where to find relevant resources. I agree with this, of course - but I would recommend changing the language, explicitly recognising the specific barriers to access, and not simply saying "when applied in the field of education". I think I'll just 'be bold' here, and with other stuff - please review. ;-) Cormaggio talk 11:40, 18 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Made some changes - now I'm not sure about the following sentence (as it is now), and whether I've understood the original meaning: "However, Wikimedia's grassroots activity has mobilised many stakeholders to offer their services and resources in a global marketplace." Cormaggio talk 11:50, 18 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Panel participants[edit source]

Have everybody on the list said that they will participate? Or are they interested that such a panel will happen? (Does it matter?) Cormaggio talk 11:40, 18 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

In my case, I would love to participate (and this would be a definite session for me) ... but if the session is moved to 17th, I will not be available (busy at FKFT). - Kim 09:48, 4 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hopefully, the session will stay on the 18th as indicated here. - Kim 07:52, 8 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ideas for Discussion[edit source]

  1. Everyone has their own story of "globalisation" - what does it mean to the participants? Small group discussions.
  2. Have each group report back and try to distill a common understanding of the term.
    • This might be tricky as some may have negative associations, some positive.
    • In each story identify what was "globalised" - an idea, a product, a way of thinking, a cultural practice, social practice, attitude, knowledge, ...
  3. Next, separate out the things which if globalised seem universally beneficial, from those which seem potentially destructive in some way, ....
    • During this discussion, think about what principles are emerging.
  4. Formulate principles for "positive" globalisation towards sustainability. (The preceding unsigned comment was added by Ktucker (talkcontribs) 06:05 10 June 2008)