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Making Knowledge Free Through Technology by Mind Map: Making Knowledge Free
Through Technology
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Making Knowledge Free Through Technology

Helen Baxter, MD, Mohawk Media at EDTalks, Te Papa, Wellington, NZ

Published by Helen Baxter, Mohawk Media, NZ under a Creative Commons, Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike (BY-NC-SA) License. You can share, remix and republish this work for non commercial use, as long as you give attribution and publish using the same CC license.

"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." ~ Einstein.

Life long Learning

Innovation through collaboration

Two way knowledge flows

Connecting students, educators and business partners

Moving towards a "Literacy of Cooperation"

Howard Rheingold

Collaborative Tools

Two way knowledge flows - publish or access data



The Brain




Project management



Diigo, Digest of Internet information, groups & other stuff

Feedly, GReader + Firefox add on, Manage RSS feeds, Real Simple Syndication

Zotero, Collect, manage, cite, and share your research sources., Firefox plug in












Moodle for iPhone

Freeware list of Educational technologies

Academic Software

Business Tools

Computer Assisted Drawing

Desktop Publishing

Editor Programs

Games Software

Internet Software

Languages Tools


Math Tools


Productivity Tools

Programming, AI

Science Tools

Security Tools

Special Education & Accessibility

Open & Free

Giving Knowledge for Free

The Emergence of Open Educational Resources

OECD Report

English Summary (Free pdf)

MIT Open Courseware

"Unlocking Knowledge, Empowering Minds"

1900 courses for free, online, Lecture notes, videos & exams


Course Management System

Learning Management System

Virtual Learning Environment

Open Office

open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases & more

Cost savings & open access

Portable Apps

Now you can carry your favorite computer programs along with all of your bookmarks, settings, email and more with you. Use them on any Windows computer. All without leaving any personal data behind.

Portable software for USB drives

Carries your data & apps securely

Enables more hot-desking, less machines needed

In 2007 France started giving out free apps on USB to all students

Creative Commons

Access to publications & digital assets with 'some rights reserved'

Encourages collaboration, remixing, innovation

Re-investing in the Public Domain, our future culture & society

New Zealand

2,700 Schools

880,000 students

How can we get them collborating more?

National Education Network

Fast broadband to schools

Broadband is essential - underpins our future

Only 20 / 2,700 schools currently connected

Virtual Learning Network

The VLN supports the concept of classrooms without walls, where students and educators have the flexibility to connect with their classes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Brokers the connections between teachers and learners; joining clusters, schools, groups and individuals who are learning through online programes using asynchronous and synchronous technologies for curriculum support.


Enabling Virtual Organisations

EVO is a collaboration system that supports point-to-point and multipoint collaborative sessions., Being trialled through BeSTGrid & REANNZ, (Research and Education Advanced Network New Zealand Ltd


Secure Online Teaching & Learning Resource, Access in Nz & Aus

Managed Learning Environment

Less than 20% of schools currently have and use an Learning Management System (in contrast, over 95% of schools have and use an Student Management System). Many commentators now believe that a mix of tools is a stronger, more stable approach. The largest challenge in this ‘mash-up’  approach is interoperability - the way the parts interact and play together.

Albany Senior High School

has implemented Open Source from the ground up

estimates the school will save $200,000 per year by having no software licences to pay