Conference Chair
Deborah Proctor
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities


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eFolioWorld Summit Joins MERLOT in Minneapolis


July 1, 2008
Cut-off date for group room rate at the Minneapolis Hilton

July 6, 2008
Early Registration ends





We are proud to announce the OpeniWorld Interoperability Summit and Developer's Boot Camp, a pre-conference workshop and session track of this year's MERLOT International Conference.  The Summit will it's focus on repository systems interoperability and federation and provides an opportunity for you to learn about the latest advancements in technologies available for designing and implementing interoperable content solutions.

OpeniWorld turns the spotlight on community use of interoperability techniques, specifications and standards to ease and enhance access to content and knowledge with an emphasis on interoperable solutions for content repositories. Interoperability enables education providers to deliver high quality, easy to use learning experiences to every student at affordable cost and with a minimum of technological distraction.

  • As a Technology Stakeholder you will have the opportunity to participate in discussions on case studies and actual solutions in use at institutions in the US and abroad.
  • As a Developer you will have the opportunity to participate in the development of a solution pertinent to a current need at your institution. (Note that developer seats are limited. You will receive an email within 48 hours of your registration for the MERLOT conference exlaining how to sign up for one of these seats.)

These tracks will cover the essential basics and goal centered topics helpful to understanding the benefits and strategies for using and developing interoperable applications using the OKI Repository OSID.

Extending the discussion panels and presentations on interoperability, and the developer workshop, you may visit our booth in the MERLOT Connections Area to see successful examples of interoperable applications, exchange ideas, and discover how you may benefit and implement these solutions in your enterprise.  You can also engage in ongoing sessions throughout the MERLOT conference, in cooperation with the Digital Marketplace.  Additionally, representatives for OSCELOT (Open Source Community for Educational Learning Objects and Tools) will be on hand to share and discuss the resources and activities of OSCELOT in support of sustainable open source software and content development.

For more information about OpeniWorld, visit