Fri Jan 10 2014
Education Freedom Day is a worldwide celebration of Free Software used in Education and Free Educational Resources. Launched in 2013 with its first celebration in 2014 by the same organization behind Software Freedom Day. It aims at educating the worldwide public and educators about the benefits of making and sharing free knowledge and the tools already in place to achieve that objective. It also provides an international day to serve as a platform to raise awareness to existing projects and communities around the world as well as encourage participation in local developments.
We have envisioned Education Freedom Day as a day to bring the many free educational resources in the spotlight to influence the teaching body and demonstrate methodologies already in place or ready to be implemented. It is the opportunity to highlight initiatives in place nearby or deployed within a similar framework, so our local educational group can quickly get up to speed and consider using a similar approach.
Education Freedom Day will be hosted annually starting this Saturday January 18th, 2014 and kept on the third Saturday of January. Being somewhat in the middle of year it should give plenty of opportunities to either access the status of current deployments or plan for the upcoming educational year projects. We specially hope that a lot of the current efforts will get more popular within the teaching arena and that creating Free Educational Resources in general will become clearer for teachers.
Our vision is to empower all people to freely connect, create and share in a digital world that is participatory, transparent, and sustainable.
In Nepal, FOSS Nepal, Open Knowledge Foundation Nepal, Wikimedia Nepal, GPF Nepal, Looma and many other organization specially working on education sectors and open tech sectors are coming together to celebrate it.
How we are going to celebrate it?
Education Freedom Day 2014 will be semi formal program in Nepal. We are segmented this event in two section. First different organizations working on education freedom will demonstrated their projects and ideas that they are working on. They will have stall where each interested people can talk one to one. Second we will have short seminar where we will tell the people what general understanding of Education Freedom, Free and Open Source Software for education, Open Content / Educational Resources.
Target of Event
We are not targeting mass rather than we are focusing to gather individuals and organizations who are relay the vision and implement it. We are expecting 100 people.
As we need the central venue, We are thanks to GPF Nepal who is providing us space for event. It is in Shanta Margh, Kamaladi Kathmandu Nepal. http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=19/27.70731/85.32010&layers=N
11 AM on ward, 18th Jan 2014.