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[research-ec] Fwd: Journée Tech & OER à Nantes le 16 octobre 2018

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The Unesco chair of Open Educational Resources at University of Nantes, France and the Knowldege for All Foundation organize on Tuesday 16th October 2018, in Nantes (the LS2N Lab) and in the context of the European project X5-GON a one day workshop on New Technologies for Open Education.

The goal of the workshop is to allow discussion and debate between

  • ·         promoters and researchers developing new technologies, some of which have not been applied in education,
  • ·         actors and decision makers from the different education organizations who will be able to describe the complex issues they see and evaluate if the proposed technologies can address these,
  • ·         experimenters who are already trying new digital and AI inspired technologies in the field of education.

The workshop will propose talks about blockchains, hybrid social networks, inclusion, evaluation, curricula alignment, end-to-end communication, interoperability…

More generally, we aim at drawing a broad picture of how technologies, and more specifically artificial intelligence, can -but obviously not on their own !- help solve some of the issues facing education.

Presentations and panels (in English) will take place in the Laboratoire des Sciences du Numérique de Nantes.

All information will be found here:

Registration to the workshop is free but should be done well in advance: please send an email to cdlh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx and you will receive a link.

The program of the workshop will be online shortly and will be based on talks by the following speakers:

Speakers and panellists

  • Mathias Bouckaert (OECD, Paris): « Open educational resources across the OECD, current state of play and emerging trends ».
    • Since the Centre for Educational research and Innovation at the OECD first published its report on “Giving Knowledge for Free” in 2007, the degree of development and use of OER has significantly increased across education systems as highlighted in the report “Open Educational resources: a catalyst for innovation” (Orr et al., 2015). The presentation will place perspective in the debate by portraying those evolutions and their implications for policy. It will also feature more recent work conducted at the OECD around the topic of open higher education and its potential repercussions on selection, quality and costs
  • Thomas Cerqueus (Lengow, France): “Thesaurus matching: a use case in e-commerce. “
    • Lengow is concerned with proposing systems allowing retailers to efficiently propose their product on a wide variety of online merchant sites. It may be the case where the same technologies could help courseware be deployed over a variety of platforms with much less effort than today.
  • Perrine de Coëtlogon (Blockchain & Education advisor at Université de Lille, France): “How will blockchain contribute to the Open Educational World Movement?
    • Perrine hosts a digital working group at national level on Blockchain and Education (Blockchain4Edu) within the directorate for pedagogical innovation of the University of Lille (France). Perrine de Coëtlogon and her colleagues envisage that in an open learning environment it will be necessary to be able to trace the different contributions to open educational resources. They aim to use a Blockchain solution for this.
  • Marko Grobelnik Researcher at JSI, Slovenia.
  • Mitja Jermol (Josef Stefan Institute, Slovenia).

  • Alfons Juan (Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain): “End-to-end communication tools for OER”
    • Alfons is senior researcher at Universidad Politecnica of Valencia ( ) and has led his team in various European projects in which they have developed technologies to transcribe and translate scientific and educational videos. They now aim to deliver an end-to end solution, with the translation being given through voice synthesis including voice models for the original speaker.
  • Benjamin Ninassi (INRIA, France): “Hybrid Social networks of learners”.
    • Benjamin is Research engineer at INRIA, technical leader of the IT development team and main developer of the Class'Code Platform ( ). The platform aims at helping teachers and educators learn to teach code through online activities and the promotion of a social network built from these activities.
  • Samuel Paccoud (FUN, France): Title to be announced
    • Samuel is CTO at FUN, the main French speaking MOOC platform ( . His talk will be about the convergence and interoperability of online learning tools through shared formats and norms.
  • John Shawe-Taylor, UCL, United Kingdom).
    • John is Professor at University College of London, a trustee of the Knowledge for All foundation and the holder of the first Unesco chair in Artificial Intelligence. He leads the X5-GON Horizon 2020 project whose goal is to build an efficient ecosystem for Open Educational Resources.
  • Jutta Trevinarus,Ontario College of Art and Design University: “Smarter Systems Include the Margins”.
    • Jutta is Professor at the Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU) in Toronto Founder and CEO of the  Inclusive Design Research Centre At the Inclusive Design Research Centre proposals are being made to allow web navigation (and more specifically learning) to be more inclusive and friendly.


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