IGF 2018 WS #47 Open Educational Resources: are we ambitious enough?

Subtheme(s): 

Organizer 1: Civil Society, Eastern European Group
Organizer 2: Civil Society, Eastern European Group
Organizer 3: Government, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)

The panel discusses the importance of open educational resources (open source software, open content, open data) for education.

Format: 

Panel - 90 Min

Interventions: 

A debate between Nicholas Negroponte (XPrize), Walter Bender (Sugar Labs), Stanislas Dehaene (INSERM), Mitch Resnik (MIT), Fatimata Seye Sylla (Senegal), Samson Goody (Nigeria), Lionel Laské (OLPC France).

Diversity: 

Fatimata Seye Sylla and Samson Goody come both from african countries. We may try to connect with more OLPC old timers.

When Nicholas Negroponte started the One Laptop Per Child project (OLPC) back in 2005, he set a very ambitious goal to the worldwide education communities: to build open source curricula and softwares to share powerful ideas in education. In exchange, he would build the XO, a small green affordable laptop that would be the tool to access and interact with this open content.

What is the next big open data/source movement that will set such high goals for the worldwide education? At the tech/education crossroads, what is still "open", and how does the internet help propagate it?

Discussion Facilitation: 

The onsite moderator will first introduce the general topic, then say a few words on each participant. She will then explain that the session is also live online and that participants to the onsite session can raise questions at any time, if this is okay with the speakers. She will then start the discussion among speakers and keep a balanced timing amont them and interactions with the onsite and online audience.

Online Participation: 

We will share a framapad.org link, an IRC channel and a Twitter/Mastodon hashtag. The online moderator will monitor these channel and report questions and reactions live. The framapad notes will then be used as a draft for a collaborative report of the session.

Contact Information

United Nations
Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

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Palais des Nations,
CH-1211 Geneva 10
Switzerland

igf [at] un [dot] org
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