OpenEd17: The 14th Annual Open Education Conference
October 11 – 13, 2017  ::  Anaheim, CA

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Thursday, October 12 • 11:30am - 11:55am
Brazil Open Education Initiative

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Educadigital Institute and UNESCO Chair in Open Education Brazil has launched, during the Americas Regional Consultation, the Open Education Initiative. (www.aberta.org.br)

The idea is to join all the projects and outputs of the both institutions who have been working on this subject since 2007. The platform includes information on academic research, publications, productions of resources and repositories, as well as face-to-face and distance learning opportunities.

Open Education Initiative is already providing the first online course about OER to the Federal Universities which belongs to the UAB Program (Open University of Brazil) from Ministry of Education. UAB is a wide scale governmental program to provide higher education to the teachers on Basic Education in Brazil (Primary and High School). The technology used is Moodle, an open software.

One of the most important publications that is available on the new platform is the study about Open Innovation in Education: concepts and business model. It is the first report about the possibilities of integration between educational market and the economy for the common good.

The platform (www.aberta.org.br) also includes a new referatory/repository, called RE-li-A, for indicates only digital resources available in the internet with an open licences (CC), classified by type of medium, level of education, area of knowledge. RE-li-A is been developing with a crowdfunding campaign (www.catarse.me/relia).

As soon as it is ready, RE-li-A will be integrated with the new platform that Ministry of Education is providing to fulfil the implementation of the commitment 6 of OGP-Brazil 3rd National Plan. For the first time, OGP Brazil has a commitment related to OER, Open Education and decentralized curation. This commitment was elaborated in 2016 in a unprecedented cocriation process, with people from government, civil society, private foundations and edtech-startups.

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Priscila Gonsales

Diretora-Executiva, Educadigital
Ashoka’s fellow, I have a Master in Education, Family and Technology at Salamanca University (UPSA-Spain), a post-graduation in Communication Process Management at São Paulo University (USP-Brazil) and has graduated in Journalism at Cásper Líbero (Brazil). I've been working with... Read More →

Thursday October 12, 2017 11:30am - 11:55am PDT
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