The eLife Innovation Sprint — [On The Move] with Funda

We’ve had a hell of a great week at the eLife Innovation Sprint that took place in Cambridge,UK last week — amazing projects , networking with cool people and game changers. And now, we’re excited to announce our newly transformed project called Funda (which translates to Learn)with a:

focuses on developing next generation leaders to learn about Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data, develop critical skills, and inspire action towards a more open system for sharing knowledge — through collaboration and research”

The eLife Innovation Sprint brought hundreds of people together around the world through Mozilla Global Sprint. We’ve networked and learned a lot about what it means to meaningfully and thoughtfully work together as researchers, innovators, developers and open science community enthusiasts to further open practices, and how to build and sustain this momentum.

Picture by Paul Shannon via Twitter

Treating Open Science and Educational Technology As a First-Class

At Funda we strongly believe that an open exchange of ideas helps accelerates scientific progress towards solving persistent issues for social change. Talk of bridging digital gaps, digital literacy, social innovation to education research through technology, we are at an intersection were we make technology meaningful to everyone in the global south for developing communities.

Here’s how we’re making our commitment to working open and our work with communities even stronger

We want to continue to invest and leverage in the network of open science and educational technologists through program partnerships, open workshops and funding opportunities. We will be also working on a fundraising campaign (more coming soon!!) to launch our 6 weeks web literacy series for schools. This will further invest in our mission, catalyze prototyping efforts and support local communities.

Way Forward — The Future of Open Science, Research & Educational Technology — BOOMB!!

There is a growing understanding of the power to bringing various skill-sets such as STEM and integrating it to technologies like raspberrypi and platforms such as webmakers all these work helps to redefine how we think of hypothesis-driven research, becoming more tech-driven while putting the power of digital making into the hands of people all over the world.

And, as always, we welcome your thoughts (keep them constructive, please) 🙂