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MOOCs

A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. In addition to traditional course materials such as videos, readings, and problem sets, MOOCs provide interactive user forums that help build a community for students, professors, and teaching assistants (TAs). MOOCs are a recent development in distance education.

Booksprint

A Book Sprint brings together a group to produce a book in 3-5 days. There is no pre-production and the group is guided by a facilitator from zero to published book. The books produced are high quality content and are made available immediately at the end of the sprint via print-on-demand services and e-book formats.

Smartcitizen.me

Smartcitizen.me is a platform to generate participatory processes of the people in the cities. Connecting data, people and knowledge, the objective of the platform is to serve as a node for building productive open indicators and distributed tools, and thereafter the collective construction of the city for its own inhabitants.

Writing Commons

Writing Commons is a peer-reviewed open education resource (OER) for college-level writers. Founded in 2008 by Joseph M. Moxley, a professor of English and the director of the first-year writing program at the University of South Florida, Writing Commons was developed from a highly regarded text into one of the most heavily used open textbooks on the web. Following a crowd-sourcing process, Writing Commons now offers an interactive and comprehensive introduction to college-level writing. In 2012, Writing Commons was viewed by over 145,000 unique users for a total of 167,000 users.

Arduino

Arduino is a single-board microcontroller, intended to make the application of interactive objects or environments more accessible. The hardware consists of an open-source hardware board designed around an 8-bit Atmel AVR microcontroller, or a 32-bit Atmel ARM. Pre-programmed into the on-board microcontroller chip is a boot loader that allows uploading programs into the microcontroller memory without needing a chip (device) programmer.

Kickstarter

Crowdfunding platform for creative projects. The company’s stated mission is to help bring creative projects to life. Since its launch, more than 5 million people have funded more than 50,000 creative projects, such as films, music, stage shows, comics, journalism, video games, and food-related projects.

Libelium

Internet of things platform provider, developing open source urban sensors and other sensor networks in the scope of Smart Cities.

Vuze

The Vuze Bittorrent Client is an end-to-end software application.

Homeforhome

Enables travellers to sell hotel bookings bought anywhere, is free for both buyers and sellers to post or view listings. Buyers who bid on a room will know if their bid has been accepted within 24 hours, and can also cancel their bids up to the point that the seller responds. The seven-month-old company takes care of transferring the name on the booking and if the front desk doesn’t accept the reservation, Hall St will refund the buyer’s money.

Identi.ca

identi.ca is an open source social networking and micro-blogging service based on the pump.io software, using the Activity Streams protocol.

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