Fwd: [OSGeo-Edu] e-Learning for the Open Geospatial Community

Ari Jolma ari.jolma at gmail.com
Thu Jul 21 15:02:55 EDT 2011


I've created an entry for an edu sprint to the sprint page at 

I'll be attending the BoF meetings.



20.7.2011 20:09, Charlie Schweik kirjoitti:
> Dear OSGeo edu colleagues,
> Regarding the email (attached below) from Suchith on the Nottingham 
> Geospatial course repository.
> Suchith and his colleagues at the U of Nottingham, Tyler Mitchell, and 
> a number of other OSGeo edu members had a meeting last month regarding 
> the establishment of a more formalized OSGeo Academic Network. The 
> notes from this first meeting are here: 
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Academic_Network_Mtg_Jun-23-2011.
> 1) A move to the ELOGeo Repository?
> One suggestion was that we consider moving our educational inventory 
> efforts [1] over to this new educational material platform [2]. The 
> ELOGeo system is more sophisticated, allowing for searching by date, 
> author, subjects, etc. I think we as a group should seriously think 
> about doing this. I think their system adds a lot to our collaborative 
> effort and the energy and effort by the Nottingham folks is terrific.  
> They provide publishing guidelines here [3]. Please take a look at 
> this platform and let us know what you think.
> I think another potential benefit to this is that it might help us 
> move to a "new derivative work" effort. I need to talk to Suchith more 
> about this, but I continue to wish that, for example, we could set up 
> a system where educational material in one language might be 
> translated to another language as a derivative work. Or someone could 
> update material for a new release of a particular software.
> 2) Planning for a Bird's of a Feather meeting at FOSS4G in Denver
> I have created a sign up page on the OSGeo wiki for people to add 
> their names if they are going to be at FOSS4G in Denver and want to 
> participate in one of two possible meetings. The first is a Bird's of 
> a Feather meeting that we should definitely have on Wednesday Sept 
> 14th during the 5:30-8:30 timeslot. The second is a possible meeting 
> on Saturday the 17th, that we could as a group use as a "Workbook 
> Content Sprint" or something where we roll up our sleeves and try to 
> move forward collectively on educational or curriculum material.
> We can do more planning on agendas for the BOF and the possible "Edu 
> Sprint" after we know who will be there.
> If you are going to Denver, please sign up at 
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2011_Edu_BOF_sign_up
> Thanks all,
> Charlie
> [1] http://www.osgeo.org/educational_content
> [2] http://elogeo.nottingham.ac.uk/xmlui/
> [3] http://elogeo.nottingham.ac.uk/ELOGeoGuidelines.pdf
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: 	[OSGeo-Edu] e-Learning for the Open Geospatial Community
> Date: 	Wed, 20 Jul 2011 12:28:17 +0100
> From: 	Suchith Anand <Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk>
> To: 	OSGeo Discussions <discuss at lists.osgeo.org>
> CC: 	edu_discuss at lists.osgeo.org <edu_discuss at lists.osgeo.org>, 
> uk at lists.osgeo.org <uk at lists.osgeo.org>
> Dear Colleagues,
> We are pleased to inform that the course repository for the ELOGeo (An 
> e-Learning Framework for Using Geospatial Open Data, Open Source and 
> Open Standards) project is ready at http://elogeo.nottingham.ac.uk/xmlui
> ELOGeo is a JISC-funded project based at the Centre for Geospatial 
> Science, the University of Nottingham in partnership with the Mimas 
> Centre of Excellence at the University of Manchester. ELOGeo main 
> collaborators are Open Source Geospatial Foundation, Open Geospatial 
> Consortium (OGC), Ordnance Survey, Open Nottingham, International 
> Cartographic Association (ICA) and gvSIG Association.
> More details of ELOGeo at http://elogeo.nottingham.ac.uk/index.html
> Over the next few months we will be adding many course materials and 
> other resources to the repository for the benefit of the wider 
> community. The learning material preparation guidelines are available 
> at the ELOGeo site.
> The ICA Commission on Open Source Geospatial Technologies strongly 
> supports ELOGeo initiative as part of its education and training 
> agenda and we welcome contributions from all interested for this. We 
> look forward for your support and active participation for this 
> initiative.
> Best wishes,
> Suchith
> Dr Suchith Anand//
> Centre for Geospatial Science
> The Nottingham Geospatial Building
> University of Nottingham  NG7 2 TU
> Tel: (0)115 82 32750
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Professor Ari Jolma
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