OKCon 2013

  1. The facets of open education. Resources, data and culture – Panel

    Open data is data that can be freely used, reused and redistributed by anyone. Many institutes offer Open Educational Resources (OER) online. Education can benefit highly from open and linked data approaches.

    Moderator: Doug Belshaw, Badges & Skills Lead, Mozilla Foundation

    Panel members:

    Jackie Carter, Senior Manager, MIMAS, Centre of Excellence, University of Manchester
    Mathieu d’Aquin, Research Fellow, Knowledge Media Institute, Open University, UK
    Davide Storti, Programme Specialist, Communication and Information Sector (CI), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

    LinkedUp Challenge Award Presentations

    Moderators: Stefan Dietze and Eelco Herder, L3S Research Center

    The LinkedUp Veni Competition is the first in a series of three competitions on tools and demos that analyse or integrate open web data for educational purposes.

    In this session, the shortlisted entries will present their outstanding demos and tools for using open data for education. More information on the tools and their creators can be found here.

    DataConf – a mobile mashup that enriches conference publications.
    Globe-Town – rich information and infographics on issues regarding society, environment and economy.
    Knownodes – enables defining and exploring connections between resources and ideas.
    Mismuseos – browse and explore relations between objects from multiple Spanish museums.
    Polimedia – connects transcripts of the Dutch parliament with media coverage.
    ReCredible – a browsable topic map with infoboxes next to it.
    We-Share – a social annotation application for educational ICT tools.
    YourHistory – a Facebook app that shows historic events that are related to your own life.
    - See more at: okcon.org/more-open-topics/#sthash.lgGr8BuT.dpuf

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  2. Moderator: Anders Pedersen, Community Coordinator, OpenSpending, Open Knowledge Foundation

    Panel members:
    * Sandor Lederer, Co-founder and CEO, K-Monitor Watchdog for Public Funds
    * Felipe Estefan, Open Government / ICT4Gov at The World Bank / Open Contracting
    * Julia Keserű, International Program Coordinator and Kaitlin Devine, Senior Developer, Sunlight Foundation
    * Mathias Huter, Project Manager, Transparency International Georgia

    The panel features a discussion about the common challenges and possible next steps in opening up government procurements. We will discuss and compare some national examples, the global norms of the Open Contracting team, Sunlight Foundation’s basic findings on procurement disclosure trends from all around the world and CSO tools built around procurement data.

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  3. One the heads of the Legislation.gov.uk project talks about opening laws and government data at the Law Mining Hackathon at the Open Knowledge Conference on 2013-09-16.

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OKCon 2013

Open Knowledge Foundation

Footage from OKCon 2013: Geneva


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