[Open-education] R: introduction

Rayna rayna.st at gmail.com
Fri Sep 20 08:28:24 UTC 2013

Dear all,

Thank you, Marieke, Michelle and everyone from the Open Edu/LinkedUp team
for your great work :)

I'm Rayna and am currently a research fellow at Paris Descartes University,
France, at the Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity. I mainly focus
on the digital part of an innovative project we started implementing just a
few weeks ago in several primary schools in Paris. The project aims at
introducing a methodology we call "learning through research" in these
schools, and for now our target audience is kids aged 9-11yo. More
precisely, PhDs and Master students started developing real research
projects with kids through which children learn what scientific method is,
how to formulate hypotheses, gather data and analyze it prior to validating
or not the initial hypothesis. Projects range from marine biology to
astronomy, and I'm currently working on addressing legal challenges such as
kids releasing data and publishing a research paper written in kidspeak
under permissive licences. A second step of the project is implementing a
monitoring that allows to (at least, qualitatively) gauge what's been
learnt throughout such an approach. For now, the project is at the early
stages, and -- despite numerous challenges ahead, -- it's a lot of fun :)
Website in French is here (English version coming soon):

Beforehand, I've been completing a PhD in Genetics and Bioinformatics,
working for Unesco on a project that aimed at addressing extremely low
female participation in FLOSS communities and developing citizen science
platform for synthetic biology. I'm also a board member of OKF France,
founder of its Open & Citizen Science workgroup and always glad to get my
hands on something to hack. Last but not least, I am very much interested
into the potentials of open education and science for development and have
a (big) soft spot for the Middle East and North Africa.

Very glad to be part of this community and looking forward to working with
you all :)

2013/9/19 Jane Park <janepark at creativecommons.org>

> Marieke, you may be interested in sharing and getting data from the OER
> Research Hub <http://oerresearchhub.org/> which also collects data on OER
> use from around the world.
> Hi everyone -- to introduce myself, I'm Jane Park, longtime Creative
> Commons staff member and P2PU volunteer. Currently I coordinate the School
> of Open project, a community of volunteers that works to provide free
> education opportunities on the meaning and impact of openness in the
> digital age as it applies to education, research, science, and culture.
> Volunteers develop and run online and hybrid courses, F2F workshops and
> training programs on topics like OER, CC licenses, copyright, open data,
> and more. You can check it out at http://schoolofopen.org/.
> Excited to become more involved in this working group as it evolves!
> On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 8:51 AM, Marieke Guy <marieke.guy at okfn.org> wrote:
>>  Great to hear from you both!! Let's have more introductions ;-)
>> I'm Marieke Guy and I work for the Open Knowledge Foundation<http://okfn.org>on the LinkedUp
>> project <http://linkedup-project.eu>. LinkedUp is encouraging release
>> and use of public, open data on the Web, in particular by educational
>> institutions and organisations. We are doing this through a series of three
>> prototype development competitions called the LinkedUp Challenge<http://linkedup-challenge.org>.
>> We've just announced the winners<http://linkedup-project.eu/2013/09/17/veni-competition-winners/>of our first competition (Veni) and they demonstrate some amazing ways of
>> using the open data out there for teaching and learning.
>> As part of the sustainability of the project we have established the Open
>> Education Working Group <http://education.okfn.org> - which was officially
>> launched on Tuesday<http://education.okfn.org/launch-of-open-education-working-group/>
>> !
>> Through the Group we want to build a global community around open
>> education. We want to bring together the pockets of activity that are
>> happening (so please let us know about your projects!) and the people that
>> are working on this area. We also want to enable this new community to
>> begin to work on global, cross-sectoral initiatives that consider all
>> aspects of open education - from OERs and data, to changes in learning
>> practice, policy and culture.
>> It's going to be a big task and we're going to need some help!
>> Hope to hear from more of you soon.
>> Marieke
>> On 17/09/2013 15:58, agatalotauro at libero.it wrote:
>> Hello,
>>  I'd like to introduce myself, as I signed up recently for this list,
>> too. My name is Agata Lo Tauro, I work in Italy for Galileo Galilei (Liceo
>> Scientifico, Catania - www.miur.it) and I collaborate with ETEE (
>> http://www.etee.org.uk/) and AVSI (
>> http://www.avsi-usa.org/publications.html) where much of our recent
>> works focuses on openness, open education in particular, and novel
>> implementations under multilingual education and subsidiarity<http://europa.eu/legislation_summaries/glossary/subsidiarity_en.htm>
>> .
>>  You can find my resumè in OKFN web site and a CV in Linkedln.
>>  My Institution is developing projects under the Comenius Programme.
>>  Interesting projects.
>> http://wiki.creativecommons.org/European_OER_Policy_Project
>> Open Sustainability, Open Education<https://www.google.it/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CDQQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fblog.okfn.org%2F2013%2F09%2F06%2Fworking-group-stories-public-domain-open-sustainability-open-education%2F&ei=O204UsmWM5HA7AbIhoCgDQ&usg=AFQjCNGTSCR2cm6r_kYDcpCn-ZcV78IE_g&bvm=bv.52164340,d.bGE>
>> blog.okfn.org/.../working-group-stories-public-do
>>  It seems, after reading the blog posts on the OKFN booksprint, the
>> handbook concept, and your web-sites that we will be doing similar things
>> in the coming months, too. I hope that there will soon be a chance to meet,
>> and maybe even do something together.
>> I look forward to hearing from you.
>>  best regards
>> Agata
>>  ________________
>> Prof. Agata Lo Tauro
>> MAs, MPhil, PhD
>>  atarkowski at centrumcyfrowe.pl
>> wrote on 17-set-2013 14.54
>> A: <open-education at lists.okfn.org> <open-education at lists.okfn.org>
>> Ogg: [Open-education] introduction
>> Hello,
>>  I'd like to introduce myself, as I signed up recently for this list. My
>> name is Alek Tarkowski, I work in Poland for at an NGO called Centrum
>> Cyfrowe, where much of our work focuses on openness, open education in
>> particular, and copyright reform issues. I am also Public Lead of Creative
>> Commons Poland.
>>  I would also like to point you to a new Creative Commons project that I
>> am leading, which is the "Open Educational Resources Policy for Europe"
>> project. As the title implies, the project has a strong focus on promoting
>> an open policy for publicly funded educational resources, and a European
>> scope. You can read a bit more about it on the CC wiki:
>> http://wiki.creativecommons.org/European_OER_Policy_Project
>>  I am sorry that I cannot make it to OKCon for the launch of the OKFN
>> Education Group. We had a project workshop just this weekend, at the German
>> OERde13 conference (http://www.wikimedia.de/wiki/OERde13).
>> It seems, after reading the blog posts on the OKFN booksprint and the
>> handbook concept, that we will be doing similar things in the coming
>> months. I hope that there will soon be a chance to meet, and maybe even do
>> something together.
>>  All the best,
>>  Alek Tarkowski
>>    --
>>  Alek Tarkowski
>> dyrektor, Centrum Cyfrowe Projekt: Polska
>> Twitter: @atarkowski
>>  WWW: centrumcyfrowe.pl
>>  polecam:
>>  kulturaponadprawem.pl /
>>  creativecommons.pl / otwartezabytki.pl / otwartengo.pl /
>> otwartezasoby.pl / conasuwiera.pl
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