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LinkedUp Challenge Veni Competition: Shortlist of eight announced

From: Marieke Guy <marieke.guy@okfn.org>
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2013 13:34:59 +0100
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The LinkedUpVeni Competition <http://linkedup-challenge.org/#first>is 
the first in a series of three competitions on tools and demos that 
analyse or integrate open web data for educational purposes. The 
LinkedUp evaluation panel has now agreed upon a shortlist of eight 
<http://linkedup-project.eu/2013/08/21/veni-competition-the-shortlist/>from 
the Veni Competition submissionswhich will be presented on 17 September 
during a dedicated LinkedUp session at the Open Knowledge Conference 
(OKCon <http://okcon.org>).


We received a total of 22 valid submissions from 12 different countries. 
They offered innovative ideas in areas from mobile education, knowledge 
sharing and museum visits, to politics and sustainable development. Our 
evaluation panel considered many aspects of the entries including 
innovation, attractiveness and usefulness. They also looked at the 
relevance for education, the usability and performance of the tools, the 
data the entry uses or provides, and the way privacy and other legal 
aspects are dealt with.



The following entries have made it to the shortlist:



  * *DataConf* <http://linkedup-challenge.org/veni.html#dataconf> - a
    mobile mashup that enriches conference publications. The reviewers
    applauded its nice and effective design. DataConf is especially
    useful at the graduate education level.
  * *Globe-Town* <http://linkedup-challenge.org/veni.html#globetown>**-
    a ''fun to use' tool that lets users find out the most important
    trade partners, migrant populations and airline routes of their own
    countries. It also provides infographics on issues regarding
    society, environment and economy.
  * *Knownodes* <http://linkedup-challenge.org/veni.html#knownodes>**- a
    collaborative website that enables relating, defining and exploring
    connections between web resources and ideas, making use of graph
    visualizations. Knownodes scored high on educational innovation.
  * *Mismuseos* <http://linkedup-challenge.org/veni.html#mismuseos> -
    connects museum data with sources including Europeana, Dbpedia and
    Geonames. With Mismuseos, learners can browse and explore the
    backgrounds and relations between objects from multiple Spanish museums.
  * *Polimedia* <http://linkedup-challenge.org/veni.html#polimedia>*-
    *connects transcripts of the Dutch parliament with media coverage in
    newspapers and radio bulletins. Polimedia employs innovative
    information techniques and provides an attractive front-end that
    invites exploration and browsing.
  * *ReCredible* <http://linkedup-challenge.org/veni.html#rethink>**- a
    browsable topic map with wikipedia-like content next to it. The
    topic library showcases interesting topics varying from dog breeds
    and alternative medicine to nanotechnology and information systems.

  * *We-Share* <http://linkedup-challenge.org/veni.html#weshare>**- a
    social annotation application for educational ICT tools. We-Share
    can help educators to find tools to support teaching at all
    educational levels, and received high scores on educational innovation.
  * *YourHistory* <http://linkedup-challenge.org/veni.html#yourhistory>
    - a Facebook app that makes history tangible by showing historic and
    global events that are related to your own life events and your
    interests.



The quality of submissions was very high and there were some very 
impressive entries which unfortunately didn't make the top eight. All 
have now received feedback and are encouraged to further extend and 
positioning their systems and submit them to the next competition, Vidi, 
which will be launched in November.


The People's Choice online voting remains open until the 17th September, 
when all prizes will be awarded 
<http://okcon.org/2013/08/20/join-the-open-education-working-group-and-panel/>on 
the main stage at OKCon <http://okcon.org>in Geneva. The Open Knowledge 
Conference (OKCon) is the world's leading open data and open knowledge 
conference, registration is currently open <http://okcon.org/tickets/>.


Marieke

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