Open Culture for Education and Research Environment
Ernesto Damiani (University of Milan, Italy), Paul G. Mezey (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada), Paolo M. Pumilia (Independent Researcher, Italy) and Anna M. Tammaro (Parma University, Italy)
Copyright: © 2007
Some contemporary theoretical and technological issues that are becoming of paramount importance for building a cross-disciplinary research and knowledge-sharing environment are outlined, pointing out those cultural changes implied by the increasing adoption of the ICT. In the unprecedented abundance of information sources that can be reached through the Internet, the growing need for reliability will not be met without a major change of scholar’s, teacher’s, and learner’s attitudes to foster enhanced trusted relationship. In this chapter, emphasis is placed on the open source organizational model, highlighting some of the key elements of the open culture: knowledge-sharing technologies, interoperability, reusability and quality assurance.