Collaborative Open-Source Software: Panacea or Pipe Dream for Higher Education?


The speaker will examine the current trend toward collaborative open source software development (Sakai, Chandler, uPortal, etc.) in higher education, looking at issues critical to assessing the long-range impact on university systems. This assessment will include a historical perspective; locate this new paradigm in relation to the traditional buy-versus-build choices; and discuss issues related to institutional deployment and lifecycle support.

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