[ok-scotland] Fwd: Workshop: Making it Matter: Supporting education in the developing world through open and linked data

Ewan Klein ewan.klein at gmail.com
Tue Apr 8 14:01:11 UTC 2014

> From: Marieke Guy <marieke.guy at OKFN.ORG>
> Subject: Workshop: Making it Matter: Supporting education in the developing world through open and linked data
> Date: 8 April 2014 14:56:39 BST
> Reply-To: "data.ac.uk community discussion" <DATA-AC-UK at JISCMAIL.AC.UK>
> Dear All,
> We would like to invite you to participate in a free one-day workshop organised by the LinkedUp Project and the Commonwealth of Learning which will be held in Bloomsbury Suite B at Friends House in London, UK on Friday 16th May, 2014. The workshop is entitled: Making it Matter: Supporting education in the developing world through open and linked data.
> http://linkedup-project.eu/making-it-matter-workshop/
> The aim is to bring together software developers, educators and individuals from the development community to see how they can work together by using open and linked data to support education in the developing world.
> The day will have two main activities:
> Firstly there will be focused discussion around real-world requirements in the developing world that could be aided through the releasing of data and/or the building of relevant applications and prototypes. This discussion will feed in to requirements for a focused track for LinkedUp Vici Competition that looks for educational applications that target developing countries, addressing context-specific problems, issues and needs, being technical, societal or environmental.
> Secondly there will be the opportunity to look at tools developed through the LinkedUp Challenge (the Veni and Vidi Competitions) and see how they could be used in the developing world. Feedback from the session could lead to the opportunity for some of the LinkedUp Challenge tools being enrolled to a larger user base at one of the Commonwealth of Learning’s related organisations.
> As members of the LinkedUp community think that you will be able to contribute experience of software development and open data use that could be applied in real world context in the developing world. Although the day will not involve any hacking as such it will be a ‘first-step’ in bringing together communities interested in the technical issues related to open data and education in the developing world, and could lead to future activity. There will be break-out sessions and plenty of opportunities to explore what the next steps would be in working together. 
> If you are interested in participating could you book a place using the Eventbrite form.
> http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/making-it-matter-supporting-education-in-the-developing-world-through-open-and-linked-data-tickets-8832158223
> If you have any questions about the day, or suggestions for the agenda do let us know.
> Looking forward to meeting you at the Making it Matter Workshop!
> Thanks
> Marieke
> -- 
> Marieke Guy
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