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== The OSGEO Edcation and Curriculum Effort ==
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The education committee was formed to inventory, organize and coordinate the development of educational and curriculum material that supports open source geospatial-related education. Intended to '''work collaboratively''' providing [[Appropriately Licensed Material]] accessible to a broad audience including academia, professionals, and the general public.
  
This component of OSGeo is focused on building a repository of educational material related to geoscience in general, and open source geospatial software specifically.  In events like the [http://www.foss4g2007.org/ recent FOSS4Geo conference], it became apparent that there is broad interest to coordinate, collaborate and share educational materials. Moreover, its clear that content authors -- all over the world -- are ready and willing to share their content with others. The OSGeo educational effort is working to organize and coordinate these interests and efforts.
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The education committee began around 2006 and evolved into the broader [[GeoForAll]] initiative.
  
== Want to join us? ==
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[[GeoForAll]] formally took over the responsibilities of the the education committee in 2016, opperating as an OSGeo committee with a healthy, diverse representation of initiative participants.
  
# Make yourself known to the OSGeo edu community
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== Our Educational Inventory Pages ==
:: Subscribe to our [http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/edu_discuss mailing list] and add your name to the list of [[OSGeo education interested participants]]
 
  
# Tell us about your efforts or share your educational material
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If you are someone looking for educational materials developed by our community, or if you want to let others know about material you have developed, see:
:: Visit our [[Educational Resources]] Educational Content Inventory wiki page.
 
:: We are especially interested in Creative Commons licensed material, but welcome entries of educational material following any form of copyright.
 
  
# Volunteer to help!
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* [http://www.osgeo.org/educational_content Our '''searchable''' database of educational material]
:: See our [[Education Working Groups]] OSGeo Education Projects page and contact the subcommittee chair person
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* [https://www.osgeo.org/node/add/edu-content Our '''submit educational material form'''] -- Share your educational content with the community! (you need to login to the OSGeo system to submit)
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* [[University_courses_using_OSGeo_related_material]]
  
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== GeoForAll Meeting Notes ==
  
 
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FOSS4G Europe Como, July 2015
== old stuff below this ==
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* [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_EU_Como_2015_Preconference_meeting Pre-Conference meeting summary]
 
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* [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_EU_Como_2015_BOF1 BOF1 summary]
Markus Neteler moved that a "[http://www.osgeo.org/education Education and Curriculum Committee]" be designated to create and promote educational and curriculum material. This motion was accepted at the [[Fifth Board Meeting]]. See [[Education Contributors]] page for a list of contributors.
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* [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_EU_Como_2015_BOF2 BOF2 summary - school education]
 
 
== Mission ==
 
 
 
The project aims at creating and promoting educational and curriculum material that supports the goals of the Foundation. The intent is to provide appropriately licensed material that is accessible by a broad audience including academia, professionals, and the general public. Material supported through this project should directly or indirectly build and strengthen the open source geospatial user and developer communities. This can be accomplished by integrating the use of FOSS4G tools in curricula that teach geospatial concepts and applications as well as the creating curricula to teach skills necessary for people to actively participate in FOSS4G and free geospatial data projects. The committee also seeks cooperation with academic research projects to promote the use of FOSS4G in research projects, to get FOSS4G used as a platform for research, and to present FOSS4G as a research subject.
 
 
 
== Meetings ==
 
 
 
* Meeting dates are available via iCal-compatible calendar. You can access it using any iCal-compatible client (Apple iCal on Mac OSX, or Sunbird/Lightning/Mozilla calendar extension on any platform, or any other suitable client) by subscribing to the [http://punkish.eidesis.org/cal_public/conferences.ics iCal URL].
 
* [https://edu.osgeo.org/meetings.html Minutes of previous meetings]
 
* [http://logs.qgis.org/osgeo/%23osgeo.2006-09-08.log Sep 9]
 
* [[FOSS4G2006 minutes]] (Sept. 2006)
 
* [[EduCom Meeting 1 March 2007]]
 
* [[FOSS4G2007 meeting]] (Sept. 2007)
 
* [[Puneet's Visit to Brazil]] (May 2007)
 
 
 
== Work program ==
 
 
 
[[Education Committee Work Program]]
 
 
 
== Existing open educational geospatial materials ==
 
 
 
* [http://www.ncgia.ucsb.edu/giscc/ The NCGIA Core Curriculum in GIScience]
 
* [http://www.gitta.info/website/en/html/index.html GITTA - Geographic Information Technology Training Alliance] with material under Creative Commons license
 
* [http://www.wikipedia.org Wikipedia]
 
* [[Open Source Training Providers]]
 
  
 
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[[Category:Education]]
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[[Category:Committees]]

Latest revision as of 13:23, 6 March 2016

The education committee was formed to inventory, organize and coordinate the development of educational and curriculum material that supports open source geospatial-related education. Intended to work collaboratively providing Appropriately Licensed Material accessible to a broad audience including academia, professionals, and the general public.

The education committee began around 2006 and evolved into the broader GeoForAll initiative.

GeoForAll formally took over the responsibilities of the the education committee in 2016, opperating as an OSGeo committee with a healthy, diverse representation of initiative participants.

Our Educational Inventory Pages

If you are someone looking for educational materials developed by our community, or if you want to let others know about material you have developed, see:

GeoForAll Meeting Notes

FOSS4G Europe Como, July 2015