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7th International CONCEIVE DESIGN IMPLEMENT OPERATE Conference (CDIO2011)

The Universal Primer: An open source solution for archiving, organizing and streaming live lectures.
Author:Marc Juul Christoffersen <> (Labitat)
Christian Panton <> (Labitat)
Maciej Krajowski-Kukiel <> (Labitat)
David Christian Askirk Fotel <> (Labitat)
Henrik Madsen <> (DTU Informatics)
Lasse Engbo Christiansen <> (DTU Informatics)
Povl Ole Haarlev Olsen <> (DTU Informatics)
Janne Kofod Lassen <> (DTU Informatics)
Date: 2011-06-20     Track: Main     Session: 1

Many disparate projects providing open access to educational videos are currently available or under development. These projects lack a unifying interface for accessing content, employ differing content licenses, and provide little or no infrastructure for user-contribution or live teaching. The goal of the Universal Primer is to address these problems, and allow anyone, anywhere, to teach or learn anything that can be reasonably taught or learned through a computer. The Universal Primer is : • A fully open source solution for streaming live lectures. • A Wikipedia-like website for uploading and organizing open-licensed community-contributed educational material. Relevance: The Universal Primer is an attempt at building a global educational network that allows teacher's and students to connect across the globe. Submission Category: CDIO Project demonstration session Keywords – online, video, streaming, community, open-source