About this project
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Platform’s design, programming and practice.
-Design of the user interface -Ellg tools programming (Lorea distribution) and SemanticMediaWiki for Reevo’s needs -Use of the 3 Reevo platforms in one integrated system.
Two people working full time organizing the project, coordinating the team and the Reevo institutional relations.
Production of contents
Stable work team dedicated to gather information, document and organize the main concepts; also investigation projects on educative experiences.
Promotion and diffusion
Design of activities and production of promoting material to approach to the educative communities, teachers, students and potential users.
Fix expenses for servers and dominions for the first year.
|Total||€ 5.400||€ 8.000|
to life, human beings and the environment:
- It’s a collaborative map and a database of non-conventional education knowledge, experiences,
institutions, resources and referents that outline the transformation of the actual schooling paradigm into a free learning paradigm.
- It’s an open source social network where users can share their experiences, find and meet with each other, creating and participating on thematic groups.
- It’s a crowdsourcing platform to promote the emerge of new unconventional educative projects.
Description of the project. Main features, strengths and differentials.
 The social network will setup as a node of Lorea, an free open source distributed social network technology increasingly user around the globe. This social network functionality is primarily thought for user to be able to sign in, discuss and group together. The platform also allows to create calendars, tools for collaborative work and also communication capabilities such as mailing, chats, blogs, etc..
 The map will allow to find people, experiences, organizations and resources. The mapping will be done collaboratively by the users and all the collected data will be available under an open database copyleft license.
 The so called “Center of Contents” is a wiki, where you could find a diversity of articles with explicative and objective content about the different topics, researches, referents and educative experiences as there exist. As any wiki, it will be editable by it's users. All the contents will be under a "Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike 3.0"
In the future we plan to include a crowdsourcing platform for educative projects, which we’ll call “Projects Incubator”.
Why this is important
There are many organizations that promote and do research about non-conventional education, but there’s no place that collects all that different experiences in an organized way.
The research done for the movie “The Forbidden Education” allowed us to
understand the need of parents and teachers to get more information about non-conventional educative experiences. They need to know and find initiatives and referents on non-conventional education, but they don’t have where to do it.
Goals of the crowdfunding campaign
- Expand that knowledge base by enabling anyone to update or provide new contents.
- Generate a place to engage communication to allow exchanges, meetings and discussions about education and learning.
- Promote the generation of new initiatives in this field.
“The Forbidden Education” it's a copyleft film released in 2012 which gather en enormous amount of followers, co-producers and fans. The Facebook page has more than 75000 fans, including educators, parents and young people interested on non-conventional educative practices. The movie was financed through crowdfounding and it became the 1st Spanish-speaking movie to be financed and released under this methodology. The film is available under an open license which allows its copy, reuse and remix.
The research conducted for the documentary has given us certain experience in non-
conventional education and a very wide knowledge on diversity of proposals. The project has collected information from a lot of different educative experiences from all around the world, giving the research a wide perspective on non-conventional education.
The film was able to reunite and take ideas and proposals from diverse educative initiatives. It’s very common that participants of a specific non conventional education practice ignores other similar pedagogies. Even though "The Forbidden Education" sets out specifically the need for a new educative paradigm, it clearly refers to the respect of the diversity of proposals and educative experiences. The project does not support or benefit a certain model or educative method, but it encourages the dialogue, reflection and the participating role of the community as a main asset on the proposal. It is an independent project, not only in pedagogic terms, but also politically and economically.
After 6 months of the release, "The Forbidden Education" has been watched in over 30 countries, reproduced more than 6.000.000 times in Youtube, 400.000 downloads and 1000 independent projections. The movie is frequently used in teaching classes, universities, and Spanish speaking teacher formation centers, becoming a referent on the subject.
The team, led by German Doin Campos (www.freeingeducation.com), counts with referents on digital common studies, free culture and free software such as Franco Iacomella (www.francoiacomella.org) who participates in the project as a consultant. The supportive team is formed by Free Software developers who participate in the Lorea Project; including also wikipedists, designers and usability specialists.