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Barbara Kurshan

Dr. Barbara ("Bobbi") Kurshan is Executive director of the Global Education & Learning community (GELC) on Java.net and President of Educorp Consultants Corp. Dr. Kurshan developed the first children's software products for Microsoft--Creative Writer and Fine Artist--and also created award-winning products for McGraw-Hill, Apple, CCC (Pearson) and others. As a professor, she helped students research the impact of technology on learning. Through her venture fund Core Learning, she invested in companies and entrepreneurs who are impacting learning and the industry. Among numerous honors, Dr. Kurshan received the Education Academic Society's Making It Happen Award and the Highest Leaf Award from the Women's Venture Fund. She is listed in Who's Who in Technology Today.

 

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We finally have a new name - Curriki. See the press release on the Blog homepage and let me know what you think of the name. What image does it potray? Does the name drive the mission?

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GELC has been getting a significant share of attention. It is really exciting to hear the conversations around the mission and vision for GELC.

Seems that the Buffet donation to the Gates Foundation is changing the impact of education. Recently Scott McNealy spoke about Open Source Curricula and how it will impact education world wide....

As we develop the new website for GELC, I realize that many others are doing parts of what we want to do. I am excited by what I see at xWiki, Connexions, EduCommons, Moodle, Wikipedia, Jotspot,...

A Textbookwiki and An Instructional Design Wiki

After exploring what is needed and what is available in the open souruce curricula arena, I have decided that we need many things, but...

I have just returned from two weeks in Rwanda and Ethiopia. I was there to explore wiring Rwanda and to attend the eLearning conference in Addis Ababa. It was a fascinating and certainly eye-...

I have been busy the past two weeks meeting with developers and educators that are exploring and "playing" in the education open source community. It is amazing what this community thinks about...

I have been spending the past 6 weeks meeting partners for GELC. And I have found that the issues to growing community and increasing projects circle around three topics:

What is free?...

Hi, as a newcomer to the GELC, I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Barbara Kurshan and people call me Bobbi. A month ago I took on the job of Executive Director of GELC, and I am very...