Monday, December 12, 2005

Alfred Essa Interview

Hi everyone! Today's selection is a podcast with an interview of Alfred Essa, Executive Director of the .LRN Consortium. Mr. Essa is interviewed by Matt Pasiewicz (of Educause). This interview was posted to the web on 9 November 2005 at:

The show notes included the following:

"This 30 minute recording with Alfred Essa, Executive Director of the .LRN Consortium, gathers his thoughts on open source, blogs, podcasts, java, .LRN and a range of other topics."

More information about Matt Pasiewicz at

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Alfred H. Essa is Executive Director of Information Technology at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. As Sloan’s Chief Information Officer, he is responsible for the overall leadership, management, and organization of Sloan’s information technology and educational technology operations and initiatives.

Mr. Essa is founder and chair of the Executive Board of .LRN(pronounced “dotLearn”), an open-source project and e-learning platform based on the Open Architecture Community System (OACS) toolkit. He is also the Principal Investigator of iLearn, a research effort to build the next generation Learning Management System utilizing the strengths of open source and proprietary tools. iLearn is funded by iCampus, an MIT-Microsoft Research Alliance.


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