Studying and Applying the Theories of Douglas Engelbart  




Dr. Douglas Engelbart
Visionary and EdNIC project leader
Bootstrap Institute

Valerie Landau
EdNIC Coordinator
California State University, Monterey Bay
Round World Media

Angie Cooksie
Indiana University East

Dr. Jamie Dinkelacker
The Sunarcher Organization

Eileen Clegg
Visual Insight

Dr. Robert Stephenson
Wayne State University

Dorai Thodla

Dr. Eric Duval
International Association of Science and Technology for Development

Dr. James Whitehead
University of California, Santa Cruz

Dr. Brian Fisher
University of British Columbia


Bill Daul
Human Landscaping

Jack Park
SRI International's Artificial Intelligence Center

Harvey Lehtman
Institute for the Future

Marcelo Hoffman
SRI Consulting Business Intelligence

The Centre for New Media,
The Knowledge Media Institute, and The Open University

Simon Buckingham Shum
The Open University

Eugene Kim
Blue Oxen Associates

Regan Caruthers
Director E-Learning
McGraw-Hill Higher Education

David & Jeanine Gendron

Diane Dobson

Thank you to the following California State University, Monterey Bay leaders who supported the EDNIC experiment and its presentations

Jeff McCall
Carolyn Sabin
Dr. Eric Tao
Dr. John Ittelson
Dr. Arlene Krebs
Jeanie Wells


Welcome to the Engelbart Educational Networked Improvement Community Portfolio. In 2003 Dr. Douglas Engelbart invited Angie Cooksie from Indiana University East, and Valerie Landau from California State University Monterey Bay to form an experimental Educational Networked Improvement Community (EdNIC) to study and apply Dr. Engelbart 'theoretical framework' of the simultaneous co-evolution of human organizations and tool systems to augment the collective capability.


The EdNIC is made up of scholars, students, and industry professionals who collaborate via the Internet,
video conferences, and face to face. Our goal is to collaborate in order to increase our capability to solve problems. This portfolio documents some of the results generated by the EdNIC, and the work created by
California State University Monterey Bay students from 2004 to 2006.


Student Projects


How did Doug Engelbart influence your work?
A CSUMB film crew led by Associate Professor Valerie Landau asked this question of several Silicon Valley pioneers and scholars at Doug Engelbart's 80th birthday party reunion held at Stanford Research Institute (SRI) in January 2005. This project archives and transcribes those interviews.
Project developer: Rebecca Sheranian

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Project Specs




Engelbart Student Projects Showcase
The Student Showcase re-purposes the Video Archive above and highlights some of the exemplary projects created by CSUMB students who participated in a series of courses dedicated to studying Engelbart's theories. Project developer: Rebecca Sheranian

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Student Archive

Douglas Engelbart 2004 Augment Demo
This Photo Essay chronicles a demonstration given by Dr. Douglas Engelbart of the 'AUGMENT SYSTEM' to the CSUMB students in the Fall 2004. In 1968 Engelbart and his team at Stanford Research Institute demonstrated a the Augment/NLS system, a demo that became known as the Mother of all Demos'.
Project developer: Charles Spidell

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Engelbart, An Invitation to Innovation
An historical timeline showcasing fifty years of Dr. Engelbart's accomplishments. The timeline can be explored interactively or as narrated slide show about Dr. Engelbart. Project developer:Teresa Barsanti

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Engelbart Timeline

Research and Development in the Engelbart Paradigm
Indiana University East and California State University take a small step toward forming an Educational Networked Improvement Community (EdNIC) by collaborating online to explore Engelbart’s vision for humanity and technology. An EdNIC is a key Engelbart concept.
Research and Development in the Engelbart paradigm

Engelbart Collaboratory on OpenCourse


landau ppt


A platform used to create virtual communities for the purpose of information sharing. Designed and created by Dorai Thodla and Robert Stephenson. CSUMB students documented their experience using OpenCourse.

Engelbart EdNIC Wiki on OpenCourse





A Silicon Valley organization of professionals and scholars who explore the potential of technology. In the spring of 2005 NextNow invited Valerie Landau to bring her CSUMB students to a meeting with Dr. Douglas Engelbart at his home. Many leaders of Silicon Valley organizations participated in the meeting to strategize on how to best articulate and disseminate the Engelbart vision.

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FlashMeeting Video conferences
Doug Engelbart and a global community of scholars and technologists collaborated online to discuss the Engelbart Hypothesis and Dynamic Knowledge Repositories (DKRs). In a series of video conferences coordinated by the EdNIC collaborators we conducted web based video conferencing with software inspired by Engelbart, FlashMeeting.

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©2006 Rebecca Sheranian, Valerie Landau, Douglas Engelbart, CSUMB
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