1. A Introduction to OurSay Australia


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    A introduction to the OurSay Australia website, which will be launching in August 2010. www.oursay.org.au Music by Do Kashiteru - Home Tonight

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    • Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds


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      The Information Resource Management (IRM) College of the National Defense University established the Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds in July 2007. The consortium was created to explore multi-agency and intra-agency collaboration using the robust capabilities of virtual worlds. The objective of the consortium is to help government agencies to share resources, training, and experience; leverage outreach capabilities and practices; connect to new partners and business opportunities; and demonstrate the benefits for virtual worlds’ collaborative capabilities. At 0:53 a clip was used Copyright Imperial College London (all inquiries to ditaylor@ic.ac.uk)

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      • Code for America By The Numbers


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        Code for America is a new public service fellowship dedicated to making governments more open, efficient and participatory through technology. This is the story of the nonprofit by the numbers since it began in January, 2011. http://www.codeforamerica.org Animation: Anna Bloom/Karla Macedo. Song: "Gumball Machine" by Yppah

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        • Reflect demo


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          This is a demonstration of Reflect, a simple augmentation of online comment boards that enables people to help summarize what other people are saying. http://engage.cs.washington.edu/reflect/

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          • Civic Commons - Overview


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            Introduction to Civic Commons (civiccommons.org), a new non-profit initiative that helps governments use shared technology to improve public services, transparency, accountability, citizen participation, and management effectiveness, all while saving money.

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            • "Open Gov the Movie" - from Delib


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              A short documentary made by Delib - www.Delib.co.uk - about the US government's Open Government initiative, featuring interviews with a whole host of insiders and commentators including: Beth Noveck (White House Head of Open Gov), Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media), Jeffrey Levy (EPA), the Sunlight Foundation and other ... For more on the film check out www.Delib.co.uk/opengov

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              • Apps For Democracy Community Edition


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                DC wants to hear citizens’ ideas about problems that could be solved through technology, as well as their ideas about the perfect system to receive feedback and service requests. Armed with comprehensive information about the needs of DC citizens that can be addressed with technology, we’ll engage citizen technologists to build the perfect technology solution to meet their needs. $35,000 in potential prizes are up for grabs! More at http://www.appsfordemocracy.org

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                • NASA OpenGov Presentation at Gov 2.0 Conference


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                  Nicholas Skytland draws out (quite literally) the vision for the Open Government Team at NASA, on paper at ~20X normal speed. Find the associated blog post at: http://open.nasa.gov/blog/2011/10/26/beyond-140-characters/

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                  • DGREE – Tim O'Reilly on Education as an Open System


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                    Tim O’Reilly of O’Reilly Media describes the changing model in government from a money-in-services-out vending machine to the platform idea. With data.gov, there’s a move to provide fundamental services on which anyone can build applications. Think about how your cell phone used to work compared with having the current wealth of applications — and see that curation happens after the fact rather than before. How can this work for education? Change the mission from delivering courses to creating services that help teachers build and deliver learning opportunities. Open standards breed innovation.

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