Sucessfull MOVING participation in the 2nd World OER congress
MOVING participated in the 2nd World OER Congress held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from September 18-20 2017, by organising the satellite event titled “Technologies for OER and Open education: European research projects showcase session”, and by having a stand with demos and videos at the main congress exhibition hall throughout the duration of the congress.
Figure 1: The MOVING satellite event flyer.
The MOVING satellite event was an opportunity for presenting the latest developments in various MOVING-related technologies (video understanding, advanced visualisation, search technologies, smart learning etc.) and had about 25 participants from different sectors (EC, companies, policy makers), including teachers, researchers, linguists, IPR lawyers, public administrators etc. The participants were from different countries and continents (Germany, Spain, Slovenia, Italy, Greece, Nigeria, South Africa etc.). This participation made possible the exchange of contacts, for investigating further cooperation possibilities.
Figure 2 (a), (b), (c): Dr. Vasileios Mezaris (CERTH), Prof. Thomas Kohler (TUD), and Dr. Iacopo Vagliano (ZBW) presenting the MOVING OER technologies in the satellite event.
Furthermore to the satellite event, MOVING was also present at the congress exhibition, which served as an efficient tool to reach all of the >500 congress participants. The MOVING stand featured a MOVING poster and fliers. In addition, there was a PC, using which we demoed the latest version of the MOVING platform, and other MOVING technologies for which short video demos had been prepared specifically for this occasion.
Figure 3: The MOVING stand at the congress exhibition.
Overall, the OER congress was organised by UNESCO, the Slovenian Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, and the UNESCO Chair on Open Technologies for OER and Open Learning which is located at the Jožef Stefan Institute (a MOVING consortium member). The congress attracted more than 500 participants from 111 countries, including top policy makers (among them the EU Commissioner for Education, the UNESCO Deputy Director General, the UNESCO Assistant Director General for Education, and 30 ministers from many countries). For more details on the OER Congress in general you can visit http://www.oercongress.org/ and http://en.unesco.org/news/ljubljana-oer-action-plan-2017-adopted-support-quality-open-licensed-educational-resources?platform=hootsuite.
Figure 4 (a), (b): Keynote speeches and panel discussions at the OER Congress.
Figure 5: The OER Congress main stage.