On 15–17 January, representatives from all X5gon partners met in Maribor (Slovenia) to discuss progress and future plans for this EU project on technologies for OER.
This 5th progress meeting of the EU innovation project X5gon (2017–2020) was hosted by project partners Knowledge 4 All Foundation (K4A, UK) and Institut Jožef Stefan (IJS, Slovenia). All other project partners where represented in the meeting: University College London (UCL), Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV, Spain), Université de Nantes (France), Universität Osnabrück (Germany), the Post of Slovenia (PS) and the Ministry of Education of Slovenia (MIZS). UPV was represented by MLLP members Alfons Juan, Álex Pérez and Javier Jorge.
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 MLLP has participated in X5gon with strong contributions in the cross-lingual aspect of the project. The MLLP has consistently improved automatic multilingual subtitling during the project, including speech recognition and machine translation in English, Spanish, French, German and Slovenian, as the main languages of the X5gon partners and pilot cases. The MLLP is also leading piloting in the project, which is being carried out on VideoLectures.NET, the UPV’s media.upv.es and Universität Osnabrück’s virtUOS. You can read more about recent contributions by the MLLP to X5gon in this X5gon news article (which includes a public deliverable on X5gon piloting and cross-linguality for full info).
We at the MLLP research group are looking forward to continuing collaborating with our partners and contributing to Open Education in the X5gon project.