[Open-education] Open Education and OKCon

Michelle Brook michelle.brook at okfn.org
Fri Sep 6 08:04:02 UTC 2013

Dear All,

The LinkedUp Project <http://linkedup-project.eu/> will be running a panel
session and the Veni Competition awards ceremony at the Open Knowledge
Conference <http://okcon.org/> (OKCon) in Geneva in less than 2 weeks time.

The Veni Competition - which ended in June - is the first of three
competitions in the LinkedUp Challenge <http://linkedup-challenge.org/>. We
challenged competitors to create innovative prototypes and demos for tools
that analyse and/or integrate linked and open web data for educational
purposes - deliberately keeping the definition of educational purposes as
broad as possible.

Shortlisted competitors will be presenting their entries on Tuesday
afternoon <http://okcon.org/more-open-topics/>, ahead of an Award Ceremony
later in the day on the main stage. The shortlist was recently
and we had some great entries, so we urge you to come and see the
presentations the competitors give!

The LinkedUp Project is also sponsoring an open education panel
session<http://okcon.org/more-open-topics/>on the Tuesday, ahead of
the Award presentations and ceremony.Taking place
on Tuesday 17 September, 11:45 – 13:15 @ Room 13, Floor 2, and
entitled*'the facets of open education: resources, data and culture'
*, the panel session will look to set the scene for this open education
working group. We hope to explore how education can benefit highly from
open and linked data approaches, where this overlaps with open educations
resources, and what policy and cultural changes are needed to best develop
open education practices.

The panel will be moderated by Doug Belshaw,  Badges & Skills Lead at Mozilla
Foundation <http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/foundation/>. The panel itself
consists of:

   - *Jackie Carter*, Senior Manager, MIMAS <http://mimas.ac.uk/>, Centre
   of Excellence, University of Manchester
   - *Mathieu d’Aquin*, Research Fellow, Knowledge Media Institute, Open
   University, UK
   - *Davide Storti*, Programme Specialist, Communication and Information
   Sector (CI), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
   Organization <https://en.unesco.org/> (UNESCO)

It should be a great afternoon!
If you are already going to OKCon we'd love to see you there! If you don't
have a ticket yet then now is the time <http://okcon.org/tickets/>!! The
Conference has an amazing programme and some excellent speakers including
Ellen Miller, CEO of the Sunlight Foundation, Chris Vein, Chief Innovation
Officer at the World Bank, and Chris Taggart, CEO of OpenCorporates.

Hope to see you in Geneva!


Michelle Brook

Community coordinator, Open Education | @MLBrook<https://twitter.com/MLBrook>

The Open Knowledge Foundation <http://okfn.org/>

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