This international workshop is part of the 4th X5GON meeting and will focus on sustainability solutions for OER technologies
This international workshop is part of the 3rd X5GON meeting - an EU funded project on Media Convergence, under H2020 Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies
Second X5GON meeting - EU funded project on Media Convergence, under H2020 Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies - Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
OER for Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education: From Commitment to Action
virtUOS is developing open-source automated lecture recording solutions as part of the Opencast community
UPVx was created as the MOOC platform of UPV, with the aim of being a global platform with 20.000 video learning objects with Polimedia
The UNESCO OER Recommendation was approved by UNESCO member states on 28th May, by consensus. Its final step for approval will take place at the UNESCO General Assembly in November, 2019. X5GON partners had two representatives in the meeting (and in multiple side meetings) for the last two days, and we are pleased with the outcome. Creative Commons, the UNESCO OER Chairs, and many other IGOs and NGOs in the meeting were able to work with UNESCO members states to significantly edit some of the unhelpful definitions and improve other text in the document. The final text of the document will be now coordinated and translated by UNESCO and they will publish it prior to the November meeting.
The Slovenian Rectors’ Conference, a body entitled to represent universities and to protect their interests, was deliberating about Open Education and how to introduce new technologies supporting OER in the higher education system. X5GON was presented in the main dabate and showcased in a workshop for librarians to make an impact for university decision-makers or those in charge of preparing decisions.
X5GON was presented as one of the main platforms using Wikipedia as it base technology with the Wikifier at its core. The presentation followed Jan Gerlach, from the Wikimedia Foundation at the Slovenian Open Knowledge Day, organised to celebrate the establishment of Creative Commons Chapter Slovenia @Aksioma. The Slovenian community argues that Open knowledge is knowledge that one is free to use, reuse, and redistribute without legal, social or technological restrictions. Open Data and Open Content, Open Science and Open Education, Open Hardware and Software are all building blocks of Open Knowledge and consequently an open society.