1st International Workshop on: ‘Designing for Participatory Learning’ Building from Open Source Success to Develop Free Ways to Share and Learn

  • Andreas Meiszner
  • Ioannis Stamelos
  • Sulayman K. Sowe
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 299)


The Open Source world shows how volunteer collaboration can lead to great products and to great learning. We want to further explore at this workshop what happens using approaches from that community to break barriers between teachers and learners for today’s Internet-savvy young people to design and co-construct sites for participatory learning. The aim of this workshop is to explore the barriers for this type of learning in higher education settings. Content creation, knowledge exchange, community dynamics, and the impact on the boundary between formal and informal education are key subjects of this workshop.


Open Source Software Open Source Project Great Learning Open Educational Resource Informal Education 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Meiszner
    • 1
  • Ioannis Stamelos
    • 2
  • Sulayman K. Sowe
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Educational TechnologyThe Open UniversityMilton KeynesUK
  2. 2.Department of InformaticsAristotle UniversityThessalonikiGreece
  3. 3.UNU-MeritMaastrichtThe Netherlands

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