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Freedom to Learn and Knowledge for All

Intervenant(s) : Anne Østergaard
Langue : English Niveau : Débutant Type d'événement : Conférence
Date : Vendredi 9 juillet 2010 Horaire : 14h40 Durée : 40 minutes
Lieu : Bat. A22 - Amphi Edison
Thèmes transversaux : En anglais

Learning is a life long process of social construction of meaning. We learn together by sharing knowledge, experience and cultural nuances. Access to knowledge is a pre-requisite for learning. Culture evolves as knowledge permeates society. Education involves a wide range of educational actors, technologies, entities and activities, including public and private education, formal and informal life-long learning activities. The mission for education is to foster a culture of sharing and educational innovation that is efficient and sustainable.

The definition of education :

Education is the process by which society deliberately transmits its accumulated knowledge, skills and values from one generation to another.

Free cultural values include :

Social inclusion, participation and empowerment of all people in our society.

  • Access to knowledge and educational resources and technology.
  • Sharing and cooperation to help each other and our communities.
  • Diversity of culture and perspectives.
  • Collaboration and innovation to find appropriate and sustainable solutions.

Education is a primary channel for developing our citizens and for achieving societal progress. We acknowledge the important role of educators to transfer the values of a sharing culture while facilitating learning. To perform this role effectively, educators need support in becoming exemplars who routinely use free software and libre knowledge in their work, and engage in peer production of learning resources.

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” - Mahatma Gandhi

Biography :

Anne Østergaard holds a Law Degree from The University of Copenhagen.

After a decade in government service, international organisations, and private enterprise she is presently an Libre Software entrepreneur. Anne is a member of the GNOME Foundation, and Vice Chair of The Gnome Board of Directors 2006-2008. From December 16th 2009- Anne serves as Vice Chair of the board of the Danish Unix User Group, DKUUG.

As a Fellowship Member of FSFE Anne is working against the legalisation of software patents in Europe. Anne is also working for free and open standards and file formats, Libre Software in education, in the health care sector, and FLOSS as development aide, privacy on the Internet and more women active in the ICT sector.

Anne Østergaard’ s interests lies in the area of the long-term strategic issues of Free Software in the social, legal, research, and economic area of our global society.- Information Communication Technologies are important to the individual citizen’s life and personal possibilities in the information society in order to obtain, and secure democratic freedom rights.