Tonight’s learnit lab will have two guests : The Unesco team working on Open Education and Fredd Garnett from London Knowledge Lab. Meeting will be at 6 pm at the “Centre de Recherche Interdisciplinaire, 24 rue du Faubourg Saint Jacques”.
About Unesco’s talk
UNESCO’s mandate is to build inclusive knowledge societies, including the use of information and communication technologies to increase access to quality education allowing individuals to exercise their rights, to develop new capacities, and to improve their lives.
The UNESCO presentation at Learnit Lab will focus on two strategic programmes:
The first concerns Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FOSS-FLOSS). This refers to software that is liberally licensed to grant users the right to use, copy, study, change, and improve its design through the availability of its source code.
The second focus will target Open Educational Resources (OERs) defined as any type of materials used to support education that may be freely accessed, reused, modified and shared by anyone.
Mr. Davide Storti and Mr. Abel Caine will highlight the strength of the UNESCO programmes in assisting Governments to:
· Formulate or promote enabling policies
· Providing online platforms and tools
· Facilitating communities of practice
About Fredd Garnett’s talk