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Register for our Webinar: The #SlideWiki trials experience. Lessons learned on OCW authoring and training – Wed, Oct 24, 2018

In this webinar, Alexandra Garatzogianni, Senior Research and Innovation Project Manager at the Leibniz Information Center for Science and Technology, University Library (TIB) and at the Leibniz University of Hannover, will moderate a discussion between Edna Ruckhaus, Senior Researcher at the Ontology Engineering Group (OEG) and Mari Carmen Suárez-Figueroa, Lecturer at the Artificial Intelligence Department … Read more

14th Scientix Projects’ Networking Event (SPNE) “Research into the classroom”

The 14th Scientix Projects’ Networking Event (SPNE) was held at Innovathens in Technopolis Athens, Greece, on the 5th of September 2018. SPNE14 brought together 30 participants, among them experts, researchers, teachers, policy makers and representatives of organisations sharing and exchanging experiences from projects, presenting their work, and facilitating the creation of new collaboration and partnerships … Read more

Webinar: SlideWiki’s Open Education Trials & Semantic Blockchain

In the first part of this webinar, Alexandra Garatzogianni (Leibniz University of Hannover) will present the H2020 SlideWiki project and its OpenCourseWare (OCW) Competition. Alexander Mikroyannidis (Open University, UK) will present SlideWiki’s open education trials, and Allan Third (Open University, UK) will elaborate on the SlideWiki’s Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) standard, which allows educators to embed … Read more

GFOSS participates in GSOC 2018 with 10 open source projects

On April 23, 2018, Google announced the open-source projects that will participate in Google Summer Of Code 2018. GFOSS participates this year with 10 open source projects, and students who will successfully complete the program will be rewarded with stipends for their contributions. GSoC offers students from around the world the opportunity to contribute to … Read more

101 student proposals for GFOSS’ projects in Google Summer of Code 2018

On Monday March 27th, the submission of students’ final proposals for Google Summer of Code 2018 was completed. The 212 organizations participating in Google Summer of Code 2018 received hundreds of proposals from students from all over the world. For the 22 projects that GFOSS – Open Technologies Alliance proposed, 101 final proposals were submitted, … Read more

Call for student proposals for the Google Summer Code 2018

Google Summer of Code is a global program focused on introducing students to open source software development. Students work on a 3 month programming project with an open source organization during their break from university. Since its inception in 2005, the program has brought together almost 13,000 student participants from over 114 countries worldwide. Google … Read more

Open Technologies Alliance became associate organization of Free Software Foundation Europe

Open Technologies Alliance(GFOSS) became associate organization of Free Software Foundation Europe(FSFE). GFOSS – Open Technologies Alliance and FSFE collaborated in dozens of actions in recent years in order to promote the ideals of free software . Software is deeply involved in all aspects of our lives; and it is important that this technology empowers rather … Read more

A bold open-access push in Germany could change the future of academic publishing

By Gretchen Vogel, Kai Kupferschmidt   In a third-floor conference room here overlooking the famous Potsdamer Platz, once bisected by the Berlin Wall, the future of academic publishing is being negotiated. The backdrop is fitting, because if the librarians and academic leaders at the table get their way, another major divide will soon fall: the … Read more

A beginner’s guide to Open Access

“For the first time, the overwhelming majority of scholarly literature is available gratis to anyone with an Internet connection.” The recent publication of an academic paper, published before peer review, has lasting implications for academic publishing and for the conduct of research. Himmelstein et al reported in Science that 99.3% of valid incoming requests for academic … Read more