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Ángel Cabrera is dean of Madrid's Instituto de Empresa, one of Europe's leading business schools (

Technology entrepreneur and venture capitalist Joichi Ito writes one of the world’s most popular Web logs, or "blogs." Ito’s blog helps me track emerging trends and ideas in global affairs by linking to news stories, articles, and other blogs around the world on subjects ranging from culture to technology.

Founded in 2001, Creative Commons advocates reasonable, flexible copyright laws. The organization hopes to unlock the creative capacity of the Internet by working with writers, musicians, photographers, and professors to make some of their original work free for public use, while still protecting it from exploitation.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) OpenCourseWare initiative surprised the world by making 500 MIT courses freely available on the Web last September. Many in the higher education business thought of e-learning as just a new-age, revenue-generating manna. But it might also create a universal collection of knowledge that could benefit humanity.

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is, among other things, the administrator of the Fulbright Scholarship program, and its Web site is the best resource available on the latest trends and news in global education.

Jeff Skoll, the first president of eBay, created Social Edge. It is an Internet forum where people involved in social entrepreneurship can exchange information and learn how individuals with ideas and energy are changing the world.

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