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Open education policies reports

In February last year we participated in the OpenEdu Polices workshop at the JRC in Seville.  After a year of intense research on open education policies, two reports have been recently published.

  1. Going Open: Policy Recommendations on Open Education in Europe brings policy recommendations at regional, national and EU levels to foster open education in all education sectors.
  2. Policy Approaches to Open Education – Case Studies from 28 EU Member States provides an analysis of current policies on open education across Europe. For this report, ministries of education, science and technology have been approached to present and discuss their current and planned open education policies.

We have launched a new machine translation service for education


We have been working on a translation service that developers could use to make their MOOCs, LMS systems and education apps available in multiple languages. We already have machine-translation technology that we use across VideoLectures.Net to do things like provide subtitles in multiple languages. Now, we have extended it and made it available through Translexy, an API that allows you to translate your educational text.

Successful NIPS workshop on Fake News

We were involved in organising a NIPS workshop titled “Prioritising Online Content”. The event featured spotlights and presentatiosn from accepted papers, and keynotes by Andreas Vlachos, University of Sheffield and Aris Gionis, Aalto University.


Successful launch of MicroHE project

We kicked-off a new international partnership for innovation in higher education at the Baden Wurttemberg Cooperative State University.

MicroHE adresses the hot topic in higher education in Europe today, namely developing the recognition for microcredentials and nanodegrees, for micro learning episodes, open and online.

The international partnership consist of eight selected partners: Tampere University (Finland), Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania), the Jožef Stefan Institute (Slovenia), Knowledge Innovation Centre (Malta), and the Fondazione Politecnico di Milano (Italy) as well as the Kowledge 4 All Foundation (UK).

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