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LinkedUp – linking web data for education project

Tuesday 13:00-14:30 (1), Mezzanine Balcony

Type: Poster

Theme: Open policy, research, scholarship and access

http://linkedup-project.eu #oer14 #abs21


Marieke Guy, Project Community Coordinator, LinkedUp Project, Open Knowledge Foundation, [email protected]
Stefan Dietze, L3S Research Center, Leibniz Universität Hannover
Eelco Herder, L3S Research Center, Leibniz Universität Hannover
Mathieu D'Aquin, Open University
Hendrik Drachsler, Open Universiteit Nederland


There is an increasing amount of data available on the web – and some of it is relevant to teachers, learners and education institutions. For example the data could have come from a school or university and could help with accountability and efficiency, or maybe it could help learners in an innovative way, or open up learning to others outside of traditional learning structures.

The LinkedUp project (Linking Web data for education) is an EU FP7 Coordination and Support Action running from November 2012 to November 2014 which looks at issues around open and linked data in education, with the aim of pushing forward the exploitation of the vast amounts of public, open data available on the web. It aspires to do this by facilitating the LinkedUp Challenge, a series of three consecutive developer competitions looking for interesting and innovative tools and applications that analyse and/or integrate open web data for educational purposes. These tools could then be adopted by educators and learners to support open education practices and approaches. To support the Challenge the LinkedUp team have been collecting, annotating and profiling the educationally relevant web data in the LinkedUp Catalogue.

The first competition, the Veni competition, has already taken place. There were 22 submissions from 12 different countries which offered innovative ideas in areas from mobile education, knowledge sharing and museum visits, to politics and sustainable development. The winning entry was called Polimedia. Using Linked data it connects transcripts of the Dutch parliament with media coverage in newspapers and radio bulletins. The second competition is called Vidi and runs from November 2013 till May 2014.

This poster will explain what the LinkedUp Project is all about and showcase its successes so far in gathering innovative and robust scenarios of deployed tools integrating and analysing large scale, open Web data in the education sector.


LinkedUp Project, http://linkedup-project.eu
LinkedUp Challenge, http://linkedup-challenge.org
Open Knowledge Foundation, http://okfn.org
L3S, http://www.l3s.de/en/home/
Open University, http://www.open.ac.uk/

Link to the presentation of the poster by Marieke at OER14: https://vimeo.com/93888221

Funding acknowledgements



Further details

Keywords: openeducation, opendata, linkedupproject ,linkeddata, developercompetition, apps

Website: http://linkedup-project.eu

Ms Marieke Guy, Project Community Coordinator, Open Knowledge Foundation

Twitter: @mariekeguy

Twitter abstract: LinkedUp: linking web data for education @linkedupproject - showcasing apps that use #opendata for education purposes