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Machine translation presentation @ EMOOCs 2017

We presented our project TraMOOC at the EMOOCs 2017 which was co-located with the OPENedX conference 2017. This is the leading European MOOC conference and our project was also showcased as an exemplar by Javier Hernández-Ros, director of the Data Directorate at the European Commission.

Together with us was our colleague Gonçal Garcés Díaz-Munío from the Machine Learning and Language Processing lab at Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain running PoliTrans and moderator Thomas Staubitz from the Hasso-Plattner-Institut Potsdam in Germany running the openHPI platform.

K4A awarded with new H2020 project

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever, with 79 billion euros of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020). K4A has been successful in applying for funding and is currently participating in two relevant projects X5gon and TraMOOC.

The new project X5gon will combine content understanding, user modelling and quality assurance methods and tools to boost creating a homogenous network of (OER) sites and provide users (teachers, learners) with a common learning experience. X5gon will deploy open technologies for recommendation, learning analytics and learning personalisation services that will work across various OER sites, independent of languages, modalities, scientific domains, and cultural contexts.

 

Seminar on Open Data Movements in the Age of Big Data Capitalism

Attending a seminar by Dr Arwid Lund on his study of the open data/knowledge movement (Open Knowledge London) and Dr Jonathan Gray focusing on his forthcoming book Data Worlds: The new politics of information.

K4A trustee becomes new UNESCO Chair in OER

Colin de la Higuera has become the UNESCO Chair in technologies for the training of teachers by Open Educational Resources (OER). The goal of the Chair is to support and extend a running French project whose goal is to train hundreds of thousands of teachers and education professionals to code and computational thinking.

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