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Slovenian government is organising together with UNESCO, Commonwealth of Learning, UNESCO Chair on Open Technologies for Open Educational Resources and Open Education at Jozef Stefan Institute and Hewlett Foundation

2nd World Open Educational Resources Congress
Strategies and solutions to the challenges of mainstreaming OER
17- 20 September 2017 Slovenia, Ljubljana
UNESCO Category 4 – International Congress


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Mitja Jermol, M. Sc. is the holder of UNESCO Chair on Open Technologies for Open Educational Resources and Open Education and a head of the Centre for knowledge Transfer at JSI. Center has setup and is being running one of the world’s top scientific video webservice and the open RTD analytics environment Mitja has been doing research and development on artificial intelligence, cybernetics, cognitive systems and e-learning. Besides e-learning Mitja’s research include Artificial Intelligence in the context of Business Intelligence, Personalised Learning, Smart Cities and Factories of the Future. Besides that, he is particularly interested in contemporary models and theories of knowledge, complex systems and knowledge technologies. Together with his team he has initiated a national wide initiative on open education called “Opening Up Slovenia”. Mitja is also leading a research group at Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in the same organisation.

Mitja has long‐term experience with more than 20 large scale H2020, FP7 and FP6 RTD projects from the areas of business intelligence, e-learning and knowledge management, intelligent transport, energy efficiency, networked organisations and information analytics. He is an external expert for the European Commission for evaluating and reviewing RTD projects in as well as the member of the Marie Curie Skłodowska programme advisory group and Science With and For the Society advisory group. Mitja is a member of the Knowledge4All foundation board of directors, Opencast ‐Matterhorn Open Source Project, Open Education Consortium, Complex System Society and European current research information systems (CRIS) community. Mitja is co‐founder of the two institute spin‐outs, Quintelligence and Cycorp RER.

Before joining JSI, Mitja was heading the research group for distance education and e‐learning at Slovenian major publishing house.

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