Attend External Events 2018: Educode 2018
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What is it?

During 3 days, in Bozar and at the Royal Academy, teachers, school directors, parents and students, researchers and anyone interested in teaching and digital as well as in continuing education are invited to reflect on the use digital education and teaching through digital at all levels (primary, secondary, higher and social promotion), with a significant part devoted to programming. Many practical training will also be organized.

The event will be organized in 3 days for 4 audiences:

  1. days dedicated mainly to teachers (Monday 27 August and Tuesday 28 August)
  2. day open to the general public (Monday 27 August)
  3. half-days of conferences and activities dedicated to school directors (Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 afternoon)
  4. day dedicated to scientific research on pedagogy, teaching and digital (Wednesday, August 29)

When and where is it?

Educode 2018 will be held in Brussels Monday 27 August, Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 August 2018.

What do we want to achieve?

  • Convince schools, parents and teachers to use KDE Edu applications in school and at home
  • Test KDE Edu on a live audience.
  • Get feedback from teachers. Find out what they want.

How will we achieve it?

  • Run a booth promoting KDE Edu applications
  • Run demos in demo area of GCompris, Marble, KAlgebra, Minuet, etc.
  • Meeting with teachers, school principal, parents an students.
  • Recording students using software, collect feedback.

Who is going?

Confirmed:

@timotheegiet
@paulb
@apol

paulb created this task.Mar 1 2018, 8:30 PM
paulb triaged this task as Normal priority.
paulb updated the task description. (Show Details)Mar 17 2018, 12:23 PM
paulb added a comment.EditedMar 17 2018, 12:39 PM

The organisers have agreed to let us have a booth, run demonstrations of KDE Edu software and run workshops for teachers, students, etc.

We have to submit our proposals and a machine-translated version of the rules follow:

EduCode is the first edition of an annual international conference dedicated to education, practice and research in digital-related fields. It is the result of a collaboration between different key digital players in Belgium.

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  • Inform - August 27th will be devoted to the organization of exhibitions, round tables and conferences open to the general public.
  • Training - On 28 August, workshops will be held for teachers and children to exchange ideas and demonstrate their skills.
  • Reflect - August 29 will be devoted to organizing conferences and research presentations.

*Call for papers*

(download)

Poster" format for the day of August 27th.

The posters will be displayed during the day of August 27th and will have to be registered in one of the following themes:

  • Report of pedagogical experience conducted with a class or presentation of innovative tools.
  • Building a resource, content or tool.

The posters will respect the available format. They will describe at a minimum the context, description and contribution of the experience, tool, resource or content. Posters should be anonymized and reviewed by a member of the scientific committee.

Workshop" format for the day of August 28.

Contributions must fall within one of the following themes:

  • Report of pedagogical experience conducted with a class or presentation of innovative tools. The workshop will be presented in 45 minutes and reproduced at least twice during the day.
  • Building a resource, content or tool. The workshop will be presented in 90 minutes and reproduced at least twice during the day.

Contributions (2 pages) will follow the available format. They will describe at a minimum the context, description and contribution of the experience, tool, resource or content. Contributions must be anonymized and will be reviewed by at least two members of the Scientific Committee.

Articles" format (in French or English) for the day of August 29.

Contributions should relate high-quality research and address a research question related to one of the following topics:

  • Computer education
  • Teaching Computer Thinking
  • Digital education/culture
  • Digital literacy
  • Learning analytics (Analytique de l'apprentissage)
  • Competency repositories and curricula
  • Teacher training
  • Offline teaching
  • Evaluation

    Contributions, in the form of a short article (up to 5 pages), will respect the available format.

They must be anonymised and will be reviewed by at least three members of the Scientific Committee. On August 29, the articles will be presented in 30 minutes. The proceedings of the symposium will be freely published.

I think the "Poster" submission refers to demonstrations and "Workshop"... well, is for workshops. In both cases the topic would probably be "Building a resource, content or tool", for which things like GCompris is ideal, since it allows teachers to create games for the platform. At our booth and in the demonstration it looks like we will be able to show other applications, such as KAlgebra, Kalzium, Minuet, etc.

EDIT: Just realised there is an English version. I am not clever man.

timotheegiet added a comment.EditedMar 17 2018, 1:28 PM

Nice that they agreed.

I still need to read the rules carefully to decide what to propose.
About what you said about GCompris allowing teachers to create games for the platform, it's not so straight forward yet. Activities need to be coded, and even if it's relatively easy coding, very few teachers are up to do that.
However we do plan in the future to have most activities customizable easily again, once we have the administration part done. But that is far from ready, so it's way too early to do something on this topic.

So for now I think I would also aim for the workshop format on presentation of innovative tools.

paulb added a comment.Mar 17 2018, 2:05 PM

About what you said about GCompris allowing teachers to create games for the platform, it's not so straight forward yet.

What about changing the contents of existing games? Can that be done? Say, changing the images of the cards in the memory game...

That can not be done yet without recompiling the software, and this is exactly part of the features we want to provide on the administration tool.

paulb added a comment.Mar 17 2018, 4:21 PM

So it is something worth mentioning but as a feature that will be available in future versions, correct?

Yes it can eventually be mentioned quickly as something that is planned in the future, but better focus mostly on what is already available.

paulb added a comment.Thu, May 24, 3:41 PM

Progress today: Filled in a form requesting a booth at the event.

paulb added a comment.Thu, May 24, 4:13 PM

@apol and @timotheegiet: Would you like to sign up for a workshop each on KAlgebra and GCompris? The form to do so is here.

Is there anybody else I should approach that may be interested?

Thanks paulb for the booth request.
I think doing demo on the booth is the best thing to do for GCompris.

About the workshops on 28th, I'm still not sure if I won't have something conflicting for this date...
Also I see as requirement for the workshops. "Tout le matériel pédagogique fourni sera librement et immédiatement réutilisable, adaptable et redistribuable", but since we sell the full version of GCompris on proprietary operating systems, it may be a little ambiguous for this.

paulb added a comment.EditedTue, May 29, 12:10 PM

Thanks paulb for the booth request.
I think doing demo on the booth is the best thing to do for GCompris.

We'll have several things we want to demo in the booth: GCompris and other KDE Edu applications.

About the workshops on 28th, I'm still not sure if I won't have something conflicting for this date...

If you want, we can prepare it together and, if you can't do it, I'll do it. The opportunity is too good to let it pass. We can start now and coordinate and work out the kinks live at Akademy.

Also I see as requirement for the workshops. "Tout le matériel pédagogique fourni sera librement et immédiatement réutilisable, adaptable et redistribuable", but since we sell the full version of GCompris on proprietary operating systems, it may be a little ambiguous for this.

But GCompris itself is available for free and under a free license for all platforms, right? As long as the application (GCompris) is free, as in freedom there is no problem. The proprietary platform is not part of the "matériel pédagogique".

We'll have several things we want to demo in the booth: GCompris and other KDE Edu applications.

Yes, of course I hope to see the other KDE Edu apps in demo there ;)

If you want, we can prepare it together and, if you can't do it, I'll do it. The opportunity is too good to let it pass. We can start now and coordinate and work out the kinks live at Akademy.

Ok, then I'll propose something.

But GCompris itself is available for free and under a free license for all platforms, right?

The code and assets are under a free license of course, but the binaries of the full version are not available for free on all platforms, as I said we sell them for proprietary systems (win/android/apple).
Only the demo with 2/3 of the activities is available for free there.

But sure, we can prepare something based on the activities available in the demo.. Or also show the other activities but then insist on the fact people should use GNU/Linux if they want those for free.

paulb added a comment.Tue, May 29, 2:03 PM

The code and assets are under a free license of course, but the binaries of the full version are not available for free on all platforms, as I said we sell them for proprietary systems (win/android/apple).

Only the demo with 2/3 of the activities is available for free there.

I did not know this. But, two things,

  1. Is the source code for all platforms available for free?
  1. By what you say, the source code and binaries for Linux are FLOSS and free as in beer, correct?

I did not know this. But, two things,

  1. Is the source code for all platforms available for free?

Source is the same for all platforms, so yes.

  1. By what you say, the source code and binaries for Linux are FLOSS and free as in beer, correct?

Correct, the installers we provide for GNU/Linux and the packages from distributions have the full version without any restriction.

paulb added a comment.Tue, May 29, 3:23 PM

So all "versions" are still free software, i.e. freely distributable. You don't have anything to worry about @timotheegiet.

Workshop proposed.

Title:
Découverte et utilisation de GCompris
Description:
Atelier de découverte des activités et fonctionnalités du logiciel libre GCompris.

paulb added a comment.Mon, Jun 11, 6:32 PM

@apol, you want to do something generic about KDE Edu or KAlgebra?