OER Content Interoperability for WikiMedia platforms

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OER Content Interoperability for WikiMedia platforms

Panelists Murugan Pal (CK-12 Foundation), Mike Linksvayer (Creative Commons), Samuel Klein (One Laptop per Child)
Themes EducationContent
About the panelists
Murugan Pal is co-Founder & President, CK-12 FoundationMurugan Pal a serial entrepreneur based in Silicon Valley, Bay Area, USA, currently the Co-Founder & President of CK-12 Foundation. Prior to CK-12, Murugan had a brief tenure with Foundation Capital as Entrepreneur-In-Residence. Previously, Murugan was the founder and CTO of SpikeSource. Before founding SpikeSource, Pal was an entrepreneur-in-residence with venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers. Previously, he was a Founding Engineer of e-business software company Asera, Inc. Before Asera, Pal was a principal developer at Oracle Corporation in the Application Server division and was part of the company's early XML initiatives. Prior to Oracle, he was one of the lead developers of Versant Corporations Object Database. Pal has worked on real-time enterprise technologies, composite applications, service-oriented architecture runtimes, relational databases, object databases, and robotics and manufacturing automation.Pal holds a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Thiagarajar College of Engineering, affiliated to Madurai University in India, a Masters in Industrial Engineering from Arizona State University, a Masters in Computer Science from Arizona State University, and was a Doctoral Candidate in Industrial Engineering at Arizona State University.
Mike Linksvayer joined Creative Commons as CTO. Previously he co-founded Bitzi. He has over ten years’ experience as an enterprise software, web, and multimedia developer and consultant and holds a B.A. in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Samuel Klein is an activist for universal access to knowledge, educator, and  Wikipedian.  Since 2006 he has been the director of content and later head of community development for One Laptop per Child. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Abstract

This panel will discuss the issues involved in sharing contents across OER sites powered by WikiMedia platforms. Currently WikiEducator, OLPC, CK-12 Foundation use MediaWiki as the collaborative platform for creating contents and storing images. Even though these organizations are willing to share their OER materials, differences in regard to license compatibility, metadata interoperability, and content/multimedia formats prevent collaboration across. The panelists will discuss about these issues and recommend a potential solution to share their materials within their organizations, as well as with other organizations using MediaWiki platforms.

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