The Open-AE consortium met together for the third time in Geneva. The purpose of this meeting was to finalise the Open-AE curriculum and toolkit. The meeting took place in Geneva hosted by Ynternet.org and coincided with the annual TEDx Geneva event of which Ynternet is an associate partner.
The Open-AE project meeting pursued to deliver the aims of the project but also invite partners to take part in free and open-source culture. Partners came to Geneva a day early to attend at the TEDx Geneva event. The TEDx event is based on TED model (talks on Technology, Education, Design). TEDx events are talks done in the style of TED but are independent. Similar to TED the speakers must license their talks under creative commons 4.0. The theme of the TEDx Geneva was on rethinking power. In addition to the TED talk, partners had the chance to visit the ecovillage in Grandvaux for dinner. The ecovillage a project which Ynternet cooperates in.
The Open-AE project developed a curriculum to train efacilitators in free and open-source culture and programmes. The piloting of Open-AE will take place in Spring 2020 and efacilitators from organisations working to reskills and upskills unemployed and underemployed adults. At least 10 efacilitators from each piloting country (Belgium, Italy, Spain and Switzerland) will take part in a 60 hour course on using the open-ae toolkit and slide wiki platform.
The meeting in Geneva was hosted and organised by Ynternet.org. Founded in 1998, Ynternet.org is a Swiss foundation located in Geneva. Since the beginning we have been working to promote eCulture, namely good citizenship practices and digital literacy in the digital age. We are a team of experts, researchers and teachers, who are involved in training centers, international research and innovation programs, events (conferences, workshops, hackathons) and publications. With a strong Free license / software culture and online collaborative attitude, Ynternet.org have at its core values the knowledge sharing, digital native cultures, folksonomy, wikinomy and online collaboration. We are a research and education center promotingan efficient and ethical use of the technology, while having a responsible behaviour in the digital environment.