The MOOC program on “Introduction to Geospatial Technology Using QGIS” is starting in just 2 weeks (23rd Feb 2015), so if you have not registered yet (over 2000 students have already registered), please register asap at https://www.canvas.net/browse/delmarcollege/courses/cn-1681-intro-qgis
This is part of our “Train the Trainer” objectives and we especially encourage educators who wish to build upon Open Principles in GeoEducation to be part of the program and then build upon the course materials for their requirements at https://github.com/FOSS4GAcademy
We thank the whole MOOC team and the ICA-OSGeo Lab at Texas A&M University who have done a great contribution to our geoeducation efforts by giving away all the course materials under CC licence for the benefit of the wider community. This in one masterstroke has now changed geoeducation landscape forever. From lecturers in Brazil who now can translate this into Portuguese to educators in Africa and Asia who can customise this for their teaching requirements this opens a whole new dimension to our geoeducation efforts.
We are fully confident that with the dedication and efforts of you all in the future through our various instruments (OSGeo Live, MOOCs, various university programs, and more importantly a great network of best minds) , this will create educational opportunities for hundreds of thousands of students globally. We look forward to working with you all for making geospatial education, software and opportunities accessible to all. Thanks to all of your efforts which make this possible.
We encourage educators globally to make use of this opportunity.