Tim O’Reilly: The University as an Open iPhone Platform

Both the iPhone and Face­book took off when they opened them­selves up to out­side devel­op­ers, let­ting them inno­vate and build thou­sands of unfore­seen apps for users. In the video above, tech guru Tim O’Reil­ly asks how uni­ver­si­ties can do the same. How can they let devel­op­ers (in this case, the pro­fes­sors) inno­vate and dis­trib­ute con­tent to users (stu­dents) in new and effi­cient ways? There are more ques­tions than answers here, but if you want to imag­ine the uni­ver­si­ty in the 21st cen­tu­ry, these are the ques­tions you can’t avoid.

via @drszucker via Beth Har­ris, both at smARThis­to­ry.

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