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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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K4A launching challenge on AI for Global Education

Knowledge 4 All Foundation is starting a global action to identify with the help of relevant global IGOs and NGOs the key issues in Education where Artificial Intelligence can be applied in order to solve them – see here for details. The results will be presented at the 2nd World Congress on Open Educational Resources from 18 – 20 September 2017in Ljubljana.

MOOC translation project meeting in Athens

TraMOOC, a Horizon 2020 collaborative project aiming at providing reliable machine Translation for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), hosted a productive and needed meeting in Athens.

K4A @ Artificial Intelligence: Impact on industries by 2026

We attended a special debate, organised by SVC2UK is pleased to partner with Bailey Fisher Executive on Artificial Intelligence: Impact on Industries by 2026. We were in the room with “the best of the best” in AI, that offered a perspective on the industries that will be transformed the most by artificial intelligence over the next 10 years.

K4A to organize satellite events at the 2nd World OER Congress in 2017

Knowledge 4 All Foundation has started a unique cooperation with UNESCO in terms of co-hosting the 2nd World OER Congress in Ljubljana, Republic of Slovenia, from 18 – 20 September 2017. This is connected with the work of K4A in establishing the OpeningupSlovenia initiative centered around open and digital education.

We will be working together with UNESCO,  Commonwealth of Learning, Creative Commons, the UNESCO Chair on Open Technologies for Open Educational Resources and Open Learning, and other partners as well as with the Slovenian Ministry of Education, Science and Sport and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

 2nd World OER Congress in Ljubljana
2nd World OER Congress in Ljubljana

Positive 1st review of TraMOOC project

The first project review of the project TraMOOC took place this week at the European Commission premises in Luxembourg , with excellent results. The independent reviewers invited by the EC have awarded the project an excellent overall evaluation. TraMOOC machine translations have matured significantly during the project.

3rd traMOOC project meeting in Dublin

traMOOC partners have meet again  to discuss progress and future strategy. In a follow-up to the Corfu meeting, traMOOC partners have meet to evaluate the progress made in each work package during the first few months of the project.