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This panel of experts, hosted at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) on Oct. 20, 2011, provided an opportunity to find out about open education, TRU's role in it, and its significance globally.

The Panel consisted of two presentations:

1. Presentation by Wayne Mackintosh:
Wayne is a committed advocate and user of free software for education. He is the founder of WikiEducator (, an international community of educators collaborating on the development of free teaching materials in support of all national curricula by 2015

2. Presentation by Lalita Rajasingham:
Dr. Rajasingham is co-author of two ground-breaking books: In Search of the Virtual Class: Education in an Information Society (1995) introduced the concepts of virtual classes and virtual universities. The Global Virtual University(2003) sketches a foundation for the future of the university in an era of globalisation.

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