[UKUUG-Announce] BCS - OSSG event- 30th June - Investigating Open Approaches to Education and Training in the Public Sector

Jane Morrison office at ukuug.org
Thu Jun 16 12:01:18 BST 2011



Investigating Open Approaches to Education and Training in the Public Sector – 

London  - 30th June 2011

http://ossg.bcs.org/2011/05/16/investigating-open-approaches-to-education-and-
training-in-the-public-sector-london-300611/


The BCS Open Source Specialist Group (OSSG) and TDM Open Source Services
Investigate Open Approaches to Education and Training in the Public 
Sector at the BCS Central London Offices, First  Floor, The Davidson 
Building, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA

 (http://www.bcs.org/upload/pdf/london-office-guide.pdf) 

on Thursday 30th June 2011, from 1730 to 2100 hours.

This bookable event is free and open to all with buffet and refreshments. To 
book a place to attend please email Mark Elkins at mark_elkins at bcs.org

Full details of this event are set out at the event website: 
http://www.opentothepublic.org.uk/programme

In the contexts of freedom of expression and democratic culture, and in the 
context of the UK Government ICT strategy, is it increasingly relevant for all 
public sector employees to investigate open source software and open data 
standards?

Many think it is – and that it is also increasingly important to  
collaboratively build Open Educational Resources and other Open Content 
Approaches.

Addressing the UK Parliament in Westminster Hall on 25th May 2011, President 
of the United States, Barack Obama said: “In an era defined by the rapid flow of 
commerce and information, it is  our free market tradition, our openness,
fortified by our commitment to  basic security for our citizens, that 
offers the best chance of  prosperity that is both strong and shared.”

Open to the public is proudly brought to you by BCS Open Source Specialist 
Group and TDM Open Source Services in order to explore the concept that the 
openness valued by Obama must be applied to the ways we deal with – and 
exchange ideas and innovations between – software source code, data standards  
adoption and educational resources.

This event brings together leading thinkers and practitioners
from the world of open educational software in the UK. We will discuss a
range of open approaches: not just the source code and data formats,  
but also open approaches to educational content production and resource 
sharing.



Time
Session
Speaker


17.30 – 18.00
Arrival, drinks, buffet and networking

18.00 – 18.10
Welcome Address and Topic/Programme Overview
Derrin Kent

TDM


18.10 – 18.40
Open Data Standards for Education and Training
Simon Grant

JISC CETIS


18.40 – 19.10
Open Source Software for Education and Training
Miles Berry

Roehampton University and Open Source Schools


19.10 – 19.30
Refreshments


19.30 – 20.00
Open Content Approaches for Education and Training
Ian Lynch

The Learning Machine and INGOTs


20.00 – 20.30
Large Scale Implementation Case Study – Open Source Software for Education
Roger Emery

Southampton Solent University


20.30 – 21.00
Round Table Question and Answer Discussion


21.00
Close and Networking 





Mark Elkins   - Chair OSSG




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