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Our goal is to improve information literacy, information management and knowledge management. 

Rapid digital change in our society and economy means more demand for digital skills and competences. Education and training must address this need, which requires investment in infrastructure (eg broadband, digital devices), training for teachers, organisational change and the development of high quality educational resources, including apps and software.

Technology, when used correctly, can help us learn better, more efficiently and creatively and to access wider more up-to-date knowledge. An extensive distribution of information literacy education will have a decisive impact on the innovative capacity of the European society.

This event will present H2020 Innovation and Research projects, specifically the OER services and tools that originate from them. These facilitate improvement of information literacy of people from all societal sectors, serve as indispencable tools of policy makers in education and influence the way we learn directly.


European projects showcase session

Leadership innovation

  Day 1 – Monday 18.9.2017
  MOVING project: Training towards a society of data-savvy information professionals to enable open

Video understanding and search technologies for OER

by Dr. Vasileios Mezaris (CERTH)


A showcase for the MOVING platform: search and advanced visualization of OER

by Dr. Iacopo Vagliano (ZBW)


OER and the need for new approaches in organizational and institutional development

by Prof. dr. Thomas Köhler (TUD)

13:00-15:30 Lunch
  EDSA project: The European Data Science Academy

Machine Learning, OER and Data Science Jobs

by Marko Grobelnik (JSI)


Smart Learning with European Data Science Academy

by Dr. Inna Novalija (JSI)

  INTEF: Instituto Nacional de Tecnologías Educativas y de Formación del Profesorado

OER and Open Teacher Training in Spain

PROCOMUN; The Learning Adventure; Teacher Training, OER generation and management in Spain

by Felix Serrano (INTEF)


OER and Open Teacher Training in Spain

EDIA Project, OER to change the way of learning in Schools, ExeLearning: Open Source OER authoring application

by Miguel Angel Pereira (INTEF)

MOVING project presenters:

  • Vasilis Mezaris (CERTH)
  • Iacopo Vagliano (ZBW)
  • Thomas Koehler (TUD)

EDSA project presenters:

  • Marko Grobelnik (JSI)
  • Inna Koval (JSI)

INTEF presenters:

  • Felix Serrano (INTEF)
  • Miguel Angel Pereira (INTEF)

The vision of the MOVING project is to develop an innovative training platform that enables people from all societal sectors (companies, universities, public administration) to fundamentally improve their information literacy by training how to use, choose, reflect and evaluate data/text mining methods in connection with their daily research tasks. We believe that an extensive distribution of this type of information literacy education in the sense of a data-savvy information professional will have a decisive impact on the innovative capacity of the European society.

The MOVING project will train people to cope with the large amount of Internet-based information they are faced with as part of their daily professional duties. We provide them technical support as well as social advice to organise, filter and exploit these information in a more efficient and sustainable way. The core challenge of our current knowledge society is not the access to information itself, but whether people have the ability to manage them in a professional way. Understanding, using and developing data mining strategies will become a basic cultural technique and will determine whether our society will succeed in exploiting the data produced and develop innovation. In fact, one of the basic competencies today is information management. The MOVING project therefore takes one important step towards a society of data-savvy information professionals to help ensure that open leadership innovation happens. To reach this objective, the project will develop the open, innovation training platform “MOVING” that is both:

(a) A working environment for the quality and usability analysis of large text collections and free online contents with data mining methods equally open for people from science, public administration and business, and

(b) A training environment with information, training and exchange offers in the broad field of digital information management. It is exactly that connection of technical application and curriculum that will make the platform a holistic and thus long-term successful service.

The MOVING project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 693092.

Main organizer email: tanja.zdolsek@ijs.si