Hit the Road Map: A Human Timeline of the Open Education Space
Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (BST)
Join the School of Open (Creative Commons & P2PU), the Open Knowledge Foundation, and FLOSS Manuals Foundation for a fun evening to connect with your peers in the open education space! So many efforts exist to "open" up education around the world. How can we help connect these efforts? We'd like to start by collaboratively building a human timeline of open education -- Do you remember when and where you first became aware of open education? When did you first become passionate about "open" or participate in an "open" event or job? Where and what was it? What else in this area has most inspired you? We will share experiences and manually place ourselves along a real world timeline (think rolls of butcher paper, markers, glitter is optional). Then we'll start fleshing out the timeline with key events and persons that we think brought the open education and knowledge movement to where it is today. We'll stop whenever we get tired, make merry with refreshments and snacks, and digitize whatever we have by the end of the evening for further contributions from everyone and anyone on the web. We'll make the resulting timeline available openly (either via CC0, CC BY, or CC BY-SA), and feature it in a chapter of the Open Education Handbook!
Due to the awesome, but limited space, this event will be first come, first serve, capping RSVPs at 30 participants. (Please update your RSVP if you cannot make it, so as to make room for those on the waiting list!)
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School of Open, Creative Commons, P2PU, Open Knowledge Foundation, FLOSS Manuals Foundation
The School of Open is a community of volunteers focused on providing free education opportunities on the meaning, application, and impact of “openness” in the digital age and its benefit to creative endeavors, education, research, and more. Volunteers develop and run online courses, real world workshops, and training programs on topics such as Creative Commons licenses, open educational resources, and sharing creative works.
The School of Open is coordinated by Creative Commons, a globally focused nonprofit dedicated to making it easier for people to share and build upon the work of others, consistent with the rules of copyright, and P2PU, an active peer learning platform and community for developing and running free online courses.
The Open Knowledge Foundation (OKF) is a non-profit organisation founded in 2004 and dedicated to promoting open data and open content in all their forms – including government data, publicly funded research and public domain cultural content.
The FLOSS Manuals Foundation is a collection of different language communities that produce educational materials about Free Software using innovative collaborative tools and processes.