freedom

MOODLEMOOTGR – CALL FOR PAPERS

GFOSS – Open Technologies Alliance and the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in collaboration with education associations organize on the 28th & 29th of November 2019, the 3rd MoodleMoot Greece Conference, and invite all interested persons to submit their proposals by September 30, 2019. The conference will be held at the Central Library of the Aristotle … Read more

A universe of digital tools to help school-aged students prepare for University

Across Europe an increasing number of students are sent on from secondary to higher education. As a consequence, university drop-out rates are increasing, not least because students have difficulties coping with a higher education teaching environment based much more on digital tools than what the students were used to in secondary school. The EU-funded Up2University … Read more

Greece robotics competition targets open source software and hardware

Universities and teachers across Greece are encouraging the country’s young schoolchildren to experiment with open source software and hardware. The Panhellenic Open Robotics Competition also encourages school students and their teachers to work together, and aims to create open educational resources. The competition was launched late last year. At the end of December, the organisers … Read more

Data on open collaboration

Figures on availability of scientific APIs, open code policies, citizen science projects as well as case studies. What is open collaboration? Open scientific collaboration refers to the forms of collaboration in the course of the scientific process that do not fit under open data and open publications. It includes different type of outputs such as open code, … Read more

“The Competences we need” – Documentary on the Council of Europe Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture

“The Competences we need” – Documentary on the Council of Europe Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture from Council of Europe OP Services. “We were not born as fully informed and active citizens. This is something that we become with time”. This is the opening sentence of the new documentary produced by the Education … Read more

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

The Greek Scientix Conference successfully completed

The Greek Scientix Conference for STEM training was successfully completed, the conference was organized by the Open Technologies Alliance(GFOSS), the National Association of Managers of the Natural Science Laboratories (panekfe) and the European SchoolNet on 3-4 September 2018 at the National Technical University of Athens, in the Zografou campus. In the conference 857 participants registered … 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

10 GFOSS projects in Google Summer of Code 2018 have been successfully completed

On August 2018, the third and final evaluation of the GFOSS projects in Google Summer of Code 2018 was completed, all 10 GFOSS projects have been successfull. GSoC offers every year to students from around the world the opportunity to contribute to an open source project, and to learn how to work in a software … Read more

Emancipate yourself from mental slavery: how to communicate to denaturalize enclosures and make commons sexy again?

The idea of the commons is much older than capitalism. But somehow we got used to the opposite idea: that everything is private property unless stated otherwise. A lot of problems already have open source solutions, but those who need them not always can find them. How to complete that missing link to help the … Read more