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MOOC provider Iversity hosts TraMOOC project meeting

K4A and Iversity are partners and case studies in the traMOOC – Translation for Massive Open Online Courses – project. This workshop was designed and organised to produce multilingual service scenarios within the Iversity platform for online learning that would enables a more global reach for the platform and opportunities to get recognised credentials, no matter where users are.

K4A runs the 2nd Internet of Education Conference in Bosnia

Knowledge 4 All Foundation has organised its 2nd Internet of Education Conference (IOE 2015) in Sarajevo. This provided an opportunity to highlight the importance of the following in open education:

  1.  technical developments in support of open learning environments (as indicated in the EC communication Opening up Education),
  2. the value of multi-lingual tools in increasing access to open education and MOOCs, in particular the tools developed within the TraMOOC,EMMA, TransLectures and Active2Trans projects and OER gathering projects like ExplorEdu, and ICT in schools via MyMachine,
  3.  the smart partnership across different stakeholders in education from primary and HEI to civil society, governments and companies as reflected in the OpeningupSlovenia initiative.

This was a great opportunity to discuss and design best practice transfer from Slovenia and Europe, stimulate a strategy for new regional “Openingup” initiatives and present what is already being developed in the SEE region.


2nd traMOOC project meeting in Corfu

traMOOC partners have meet for the second time to discuss progress and future strategy, this time in Corfu. In a follow-up to the Berlin meeting, traMOOC partners have meet to evaluate the progress made in each work package during the first few months of the project. They have also prepared for the forthcoming European Commission review and consolidate exploitation strategy which also focuses on OpeningupSlovenia and other plans for year two and beyond.


K4A trustee to become UNESCO Chair on Open Technologies for OER

On September 30th 2014 the UNESCO Chair on Open Technologies for Open Educational Resources and Open Learning was established in Slovenia. The Chairholder is Mitja Jermol, one of the six Knowledge 4 All Foundation trustees. UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, and the Director of the Jožef Stefan Institute, Professor Jadran Lenarčič, signed an agreement establishing a UNESCO Chair at the Institute in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The Institute is also one of the leading powers behind OpeningupSlovenia.