The 1st YouthMobile Experts Meeting took place at the UNESCO headquarters on 19th and 20th March 2014 with participation of FOSSASIA. UNESCO has conducted a global search for the best, existing mobile applications training initiatives with openly-licensed training materials, and invited a selected group of training providers and app development tools makers.
Objectives of the Meeting:
1. Facilitate the sharing of best-practices between the training providers; and
2. Further select the best providers to enter into partnerships for up-scaling and integration into teaching and learning environments.
I had the chance to meet David Ascher and Geoffrey MacDougall from Mozilla and Bobby Richter the developer of Mozilla Appmaker. Andrew F. Mckinney is the manager and developer of MIT App Inventor.
The UNESCO seeks to extensively promote very high-quality, multi-lingual, comprehensive training materials for developing mobile apps. Openly-licensed, the training materials identified will allow for adaptations including translation, localization, and innovations. The YouthMobile experts meeting is part of UNESCO’s contribution to the 2014 celebrations for Open Education Week.
Organisations and Presentations
|m:Lab East Africa / eMobilis||Kenya||Presentation | Video|
|Nairobi Dev School||Kenya||Presentation|
|The MASH Project||India||Presentation|
|Apps For Good||England||Presentation|
|Mozilla / Appmaker||USA||Presentation|
|MIT App Inventor Project||USA||Presentation|
|Intel Software Academic Program||France||Presentation|
UNESCO guest speaker Irmgarda Kasinskaite
UNESCO guest speaker Maria Kypriotou
UNESCO Youth Mobile Program http://en.unesco.org/youthmobile
Youth Mobile http://www.youthmobile.org