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Organic edunet presentation @ Helbionet


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Organic edunet presentation @ Helbionet

  1. 1. Co-funded by the European Commission e Content plus programme Nikos Palavitsinis Greek Research & Technology Network HelBioNet May 25-26, Crete
  2. 2. Organic.Edunet <ul><li>builds a multilingual federation of learning repositories </li></ul><ul><ul><li>content about Organic Agriculture and Agroecology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>for the awareness & education of European Youth </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. about <ul><li>Targeted Project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>funded by the e Content plus Programme </li></ul></ul><ul><li>started on October 2007 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>duration 36 months </li></ul></ul><ul><li>co-funded by EC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Overall budget: 4.800.000 euros </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. rationale (1/2) <ul><li>irreversible damage done to the environment by current agricultural practices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>soil and water pollution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>depletion of natural resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>destruction of delicate ecosystems </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. rationale (2/2) <ul><li>Organic Agriculture ( OA ) & Agroecology ( AE ) as alternative approaches </li></ul><ul><ul><li>safer agricultural & food products </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>environmentally sound production </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“… need for actions supporting the training and education of all stakeholders related to OA …” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EU Action Plan for Organic Food & Farming, 2004 </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. need <ul><li>systematic collection and categorisation of learning resources related to OA and AE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>integrating online environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>increase use and reuse </li></ul></ul><ul><li>study & assessment of usage scenarios </li></ul><ul><ul><li>in the context of formal educational programs in Europe </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. objectives (1/5) <ul><li>support stakeholders producing content about OA & AE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>describe according to multilingual, standard-complying metadata </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>publish in online federation of learning repositories </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. objectives (2/5) <ul><li>deploy a multilingual online environment on top of the online federation of repositories </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to facilitate end-users’ search, retrieval, access and use of learning resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>the Organic.Edunet Web portal </li></ul>
  9. 9. objectives (3/5) <ul><li>study educational scenarios to support the teaching of OA & AE relevant topics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>use Organic.Edunet Web portal to find learning resources in the repositories </li></ul></ul><ul><li>targeted user organisations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>high-schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>agricultural universities </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. objectives (4/5) <ul><li>involve various European schools & universities to evaluate project results </li></ul><ul><ul><li>focused pilot trials within Organic.Edunet partner institutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>open validation events within Organic.Edunet affiliated institutions </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. objectives (5/5) <ul><li>create organisational structures to support the sustainability of project results </li></ul><ul><ul><li>reinforce the cooperation of stakeholders in the OA & AE content area </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. targeted users <ul><li>tomorrow’s consumers : highschool children </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to be familiarized with concepts & benefits of OA & AE </li></ul></ul><ul><li>tomorrow’s professionals : students of agricultural universities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to be educated about methods and practices of OA & AE </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Confolio Repository Suite of Tools
  14. 14. Learning resources are annotated and uploaded into the Confolio Repository Suite of Tools Then, they are harvested by the Organic.Edunet Web Federation Portal and are made available in
  15. 15. Annotation in Confolio… <ul><li>Metadata for the resource </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Title </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keywords </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Description </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>etc </li></ul></ul> How to make a successful workshop
  16. 16. Web Federation Portal
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  19. 19. connect to <ul><li>need more information? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Survey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http:// =48597&lang=e n </li></ul></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Why is this interesting for you? <ul><li>Well, it might not be…! </li></ul><ul><li>But try to imagine the tools presented, in a different context… </li></ul><ul><li>All the aforementioned can be adapted to serve: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Marine biology, natural history, etc. </li></ul></ul>