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  • Disney
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  • Etelos
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  • Mozilla Corporation
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  • ZDNet

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Derek Keats

Derek Keats
Executive Director, Information and Communication Services, The University of the Western Cape

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Derek Keats is Executive Director of Information & Communication Services at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) in South Africa, and has a mandate to use information and communications technologies to strengthen UWC as a national institution of higher education in a global context. He is a biologist with strong interests in using technology to improve teaching and learning, to enable higher education in the developing world to respond to the challenges of globalization, and to promote sustainable development while maintaining the quality of the environment.

Sessions

Emerging Topics
Location: Portland 252 Level: Novice
Cliff Schmidt (Literacy Bridge), Danese Cooper (NearForm), Mark Shuttleworth (Ubuntu & Canonical), Derek Keats (The University of the Western Cape), Bobbi Kurshan (Curriki), David Wiley (Brigham Young University), Brian Behlendorf (CollabNet, Mozilla Foundation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 9 ratings)
In the wake of the "Cape Town Declaration," more and more open source people are thinking about applying open source principles to Education. This panel discussion will introduce exciting concepts and some of the thought leaders in the Open Educational Content movement. There will be opportunities to learn about getting involved. Come get inspired!! Read more.
Emerging Topics
Location: D137 Level: Novice
Derek Keats (The University of the Western Cape)
Free and Open Source software is often seen as a largely Western and predominantly male phenomenon. This talk explores experiences of FOSS development in an Africa-led project to build capacity, and extends our understanding of FOSS to other cultures and societies, and shows how collaboration around FOSS can foster innovation and contribute to development in Africa. Read more.
OSCON 2008