Learning Committee

Purpose

Develop and sustain UK leadership in learning and education in Open technology.

Vision

  • Open technology is the norm across UK public services, businesses and individuals.
  • The UK is recognised as the leader in education and skills training in Open technology.
  • Open technology forms the basis of the UK’s thriving knowledge economy.

 Mission

  • Creating educational qualifications to promote Open Technology.
  • Developing and supporting education in Open Technology by the promotion of learning and education for school age children.
  • Developing and supporting education in Open Technology for all other individuals, to facilitate the UK’s Leadership in Open Technology.

Projects

  • OpenUK Schools Competition in 2020, finals to be in the Red Hat Innovation Labs as part of the OpenUK
  • Creation of a GCSE and Scottish O-Grade in Open Technology to launch in 2021
  • Creation of a Certified Apprenticeship Scheme with a view to launch in 2021
  • Regional Coding Camps in Open Technology in 2021

Co- Chair

Paul Taylor

TLM - Co-Chair

Paul worked in a small technology company in the US in the early 1990s who...

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Kavita Kapoor

Kavita Kapoor is a technologist whose mission is to make learning equitable and joyful for...

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Committee members

Amanda Brock

CEO, OpenUK

Amanda is CEO of the UK body for “open”, OpenUK, the Chair of the Open...

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David Whale, Special Advisor Learning Committee

Special Advisor Learning Committee

David has been an embedded software engineer since the 1980’s working at the frontline of...

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Activities

Schools Competition to be launched January 2020

GCSE for Open

Open Source Code Camps

Meeting Dates

TBC

Minutes of Meetings

TBC

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Blogs of interest

Amanda Brock
7th October 2019

OggCamp

On October 19th and 20th, long running open source event OggCamp will have its next outing in Manchester, UK. OggCamp is named for the file...

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John Mica
18th September 2019

Open Source Rocks UK Tech Leaders Awards

Tech Leaders’ Summit is an annual event organised by Technology Insider Magazine and Bonhill Group techleaderssummit.com. It’s billed as the biggest tech-leaders’ event in the...

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