[open-development] Workshop: Making it Matter: Supporting education in the developing world through open and linked data - 16th MAy

Tim Davies tim at practicalparticipation.co.uk
Tue Apr 8 12:39:30 UTC 2014


This workshop in London might be of interest to some on this list. (I'm not
involved in any way - just spotted it and thought it might be interesting
to pass on - as they explicitly target the 'open development' community.

Making it Matter: Supporting education in the developing world through open
and linked data

[image: Col_logo] <http://linkedup-project.eu/files/2014/03/Col_logo.jpg>This
one-day workshop organised by the LinkedUp
Project<http://linkedup-project.eu/> and
the Commonwealth of Learning <http://www.col.org/> will be held in
Bloomsbury Suite B at Friends House <http://www.friendshouse.co.uk/> in
London, UK on Friday 16th May, 2014.

*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 <http://linkedup-challenge.org/> (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.

The day will also be a 'first-step' in bringing together communities
interested in the technical issues related to open data and education in
the developing world.

To provide context there will also be a variety of presentations covering
'open education in the developing world' and 'the role open data can play'
dotted throughout the day.

The day is aimed at:

   - Teachers and educators enthusiastic about the open education space
   - Members of the open development movement
   - Members of the open data and linked data communities in particular
   - Stakeholders from the Commonwealth of Learning
   - LinkedUp Challenge <http://linkedup-challenge.org/> participants


The workshop will run from 10am - 4pm. Full programme to follow.
- See more at:


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