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KMi succeeds in Mozilla Competition

Thomas Ullmann, Tuesday 16 February 2010 | Annotate
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Two teams from KMi participated in the 'Jetpack for Learning Design' challenge run by the Mozilla Foundation to revolutionize learning. And two teams from KMi made their way through to the finals. MUPPLE-II implements an end-user friendly toolkit for learning environment design and best practice sharing. MUPPLE-II helps to record activities such as 'getting to know each other', share, and replay them. COHERE implements facilities to collaboratively annotate the web, semantically link the annotations, and engage the user in online scholarly discussion. The finals culminate in a design camp organised from March 10-12 by the Foundation in Austin, Texas, preceding the South by SouthWest Interactive (SXSWi) Conference. After 38 international teams were selected in the previous round, the jury now filtered out the ten most competitive ones to go, meet face-to-face on their expenses. The KMi teams guided by Simon Buckingham Shum and Fridolin Wild are sending their lead developers Michelle Bachler and Laurian Gridinoc as representatives to the finals of the competition. Jetpack is the recently released flagship of the Mozilla labs that explores new ways to extend and personalize the web. The 'Jetpack for Learning Design' challenge is organised by the Mozilla Foundation with support from the MacArthur Foundation.

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