On 17-18 October, representatives from all X5gon partners met in Nantes (France) to discuss progress and future plans for this EU project. The MLLP also presented in the pre-meeting public Workshop on Technologies for Open Educational Resources.
This 3rd progress meeting of the EU innovation project X5gon (2017–2020) was hosted by project partner Université de Nantes (France). All other project partners where represented in the meeting: University College London (UCL), Institut Jožef Stefan (IJS, Slovenia), the Knowledge 4 All Foundation (K4A, UK), Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV, Spain), Universität Osnabrück (UOS, Germany), the Post of Slovenia (PS) and the Ministry of Education of Slovenia (MIZS). UPV was represented by MLLP members Alfons Juan and Álex Pérez.
The X5gon proposal stands for innovative technology elements converging currently scattered Open Educational Resources (OER) available in various modalities across Europe and the globe. X5gon combines content understanding, user modelling and quality assurance methods and tools to boost a homogeneous network of (OER) sites and provides users (teachers, learners) with a common learning experience. X5gon deploys open technologies for recommendation, learning analytics and learning personalization services that work across various OER sites, independent of languages, modalities, scientific domains, and socio-cultural contexts.
In this meeting, the project partners reviewed the work done so far and planned towards the next milestones to be achieved. The project will undergo its first review by the European Commission in November in Brussels.
A public Workshop on Technologies for Open Educational Resources was organized right before the meeting, on 16 October, by the UNESCO Chair of Open Educational Resources at the Université de Nantes and the Knowledge 4 All Foundation. MLLP researchers Alfons Juan and Álex Pérez presented there our work on “End-to-End communication tools for OER”.
We at the MLLP research group are looking forward to continuing collaborating with our partners in the X5gon project.