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Re: [Masterlibre-list] I think free software is important and I'm very i
Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona
Re: [Masterlibre-list] I think free software is important and I'm very interested in this project
Tue, 17 May 2016 09:07:21 -0500
Sorry for jumping it late in the thread. It is amusing that this list
is still (a bit) active ;-)
As a result of the work of the working group, several master courses
were designed and run for several years, in my University (URJC), in
UOC, and in some others. But unfortunately, as far as I know, right now
there is no one left which is still running.
On Tue, 2016-05-17 at 14:43 +0200, Wouter Tebbens wrote:
> Dear Adonay and all,
> great to see your interest in this.
> Let me just mention that over the last ten years or so we have been
> working in this area and since 2008 we have built up the Free
> Academy, http://ftacademy.org/
> Despite its low activity, I am sure you can find useful materials and
> other resources there. We have worked with many on this list to
> establish an international coalition around a flexible, modular
> programme on free software / free technologies. We also developed a
> multiple-master curriculum on Free Technologies.
> Not all is online any longer as we moved to new servers, redid campus
> and website (and lost the community portal).
> But here's some pointers for what might be of interest for you:
> * FTA Partners / Associate Partner network: http://ftacademy.org/part
> * FTA Course Programme: http://ftacademy.org/courses
> * Each module has a course book published under free license(s):
> * Recognition by one or more of the partners of the Associate Partner
> programme: http://ftacademy.org/courses/recognition
> Let me also mention that many course books come from Spanish
> universities such as LibreSoft at URJC and Open University Catalunya,
> which we translated into English with their supervision. And then the
> worldwide community translated parts into other languages, including
> There's a shared cost approach for doing this together and a vision
> methodology for co-developing the resources.
> But, as I said, the activity level is really low. We can and
> do run some courses in the online campus, but to do that well we
> need people to invest in attracting groups of learners who are
> to pay. Tutoring, maintenance and support done well does still
> people to get some income.
> If you're interested to use or become part of the FTA, please be
> welcome. I CC Marco Fioretti, the FKI Board member who directs the
> at the moment.
> Ah, just for your understanding: FKI (Free Knowledge Institute) is
> original coordinator of the FTA, and when initial EC funding to set
> up was finished (it was a 2 years virtual campus project under LLP),
> managed to continue as a shared business with the university
> but together we did not earn enough tuition fees to cover the cost of
> running it between as a consortium, so FKI decided to "rescue" /
> "continue" the FKI alone, as an on-demand initiative.
> Looking forward to hear from you,