Critical issues presentations/Reloading academia into the Internet era, or how we can change teaching and learning through open textbooks

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Submission no. 45
Title of the submission

Reloading academia into the Internet era, or how we can change teaching and learning through open textbooks

Author of the submission
  • Riccardo Iaconelli
Country of origin

Italy

Topics

other, Projects, Research

Keywords
  • KDE
  • WikiToLearn
  • academia
  • textbooks
  • learning
Abstract

The KDE community has always strongly believed in free and open source software. Today, we are taking this mission one step further, by bringing openness to the most important intellectual production of humanity: knowledge itself. We are not alone: to ensure full-scale success we are partnering with the most prestigious research institutions and universities all over the globe. We are moved by the love for free knowledge, owned by no one and accessible for everyone. e want to make this vision possible, in a collaborative and volunteer way

WikiToLearn is an open platform where students, researchers and key people in the academia can create and refine notes and text books, tailored precisely to their needs, and giving them the power to customize the teaching beyond what traditional textbooks allow. Our philosophy inherits from the very foundation of how science works. We believe that “Knowledge only grows if shared” and we want learners to “Stand on the shoulder of giants!”. Wikimedia Foundation supports us thanks to the donation of two staging servers on Wikitech.

Result

Not accepted