Greetings to all our GeoForAll IberoAmérica and Uruguayan gvSIG Community colleagues who are meeting at the 5th Free and Open Source Geographic Information Technologies and Open Data Conference in Montevideo on 18th-19th October 2018.
It is just amazing to see how GeoForAll IberoAmérica has expanded and working for sharing Openness in Education ideas around the region. https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/GeoForAll_Iberoamérica
Please find the link for the live broadcast of the GeoForAll Iberoamérica and gvSIG conference and meetings on 18th Oct 2018 at http://tv.vera.com.uy/evento/38718
We’ll be announcing the GeoForAll IberoAmerica student’s Award winners 2018 at the event on 18th Oct 2018.
We want to also take this opportunity to congratulate Sergio Acosta Y Lara and all our colleagues in Uruguay on the excellent Nation wide competition in 2017 for public high school groups (belonging to plan Ceibal) that was successfully done. Many congratulations to all teachers and students who took part in this National level competition 2017.
The summary (in Spanish) at https://gvsigbatovi.wordpress.com/2017/10/18/concurso-gvsig-batovi-premiacion/
Open principles in education (open educational resources, free and open software, open data, open standards etc) are key for true empowerment of staff and students globally and making geospatial education and opportunities accessible to all ,. GeoForAll is committed to work towards the vision of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development for building a better world for everyone. Open Education is the simple and powerful idea that the world’s knowledge is a public good and that technology in general and the internet in particular provide an extraordinary opportunity for everyone to share, use, and reuse knowledge. Openness is key for true empowerment and sustainability.
Please join the GeoForAll movement at /initiatives/geo-for-all/lab-submission/and contribute your ideas.