[OSGeo-Discuss] Great momentum for our "Openness in Geoeducation" mission

Suchith Anand Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk
Mon Jan 26 01:24:02 PST 2015

Hi Paulo,

You made an important point. I will inform the course organisors to include some information and slides in the program on how the students (and also faculty) can contribute and get involved not only in QGIS but also in OSGeo. I am hopeful that a good proportion of the students will contribute back (from helping documentation to translating there are lot of opportunity to contribute). The most important message that students should learn is the importance of Openness in Education and sharing knowledge for the benifit of the wider society.  Everyone can play an important role in this.

Also this is part of our "Train the Trainer" strategy so it will have a multiplier effect over time.

Best wishes,


From: discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org [discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Paolo Cavallini [cavallini at faunalia.it]
Sent: Monday, January 26, 2015 8:51 AM
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Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Great momentum for our "Openness in Geoeducation" mission

Il 24/01/2015 11:54, Suchith Anand ha scritto:
> OSGeo colleagues,
> It is a great pleasure to inform you all that we now have  over 2000 students registered for the free MOOC course on "Introduction to Geospatial Technology Using QGIS" which is excellent momentum for our Openness in GeoEducation mission.
> Details at http://www.osgeo.org/node/1494
> I am fully confident that with the dedication and efforts of you all in the future through our various instruments (OSGeo Live, MOOCs, various university programs, and more importantly a excellent network of great minds) , this will create educational opportunities for hundreds of thousands of students globally. We look forward to working with you all for making geospatial education, software and opportunities accessible to all. Thanks to all of your  efforts which make this possible.

Great news Suchith.
Please during the course underline the importance of not only using
QGIS, but also contributing back, in one of the many possible ways of
doing so. Also, I would feel appropriate, given such a large audience,
contributing back from the course organizers.
All the best.

Paolo Cavallini - www.faunalia.eu
QGIS & PostGIS courses: http://www.faunalia.eu/training.html
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