The Open University hosted the first FORGE Technical Meeting. The two-day agenda of the meeting was to establish common grounds for designing and implementing the delivery of project objectives. The meeting brought together consortium partners representing iMinds, University of Patras, Sorbonne Universités (UPMC), National ICT Australia (NICTA) and the Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) of the Open University. In addition to project partners the invitation was extended to Cisco Networking Academy lecturer Andrew Smith, who shared his long-standing experience of teaching networking courses using the Packet Tracer simulator environment.
The agenda of the meeting included a discussion on the architecture of FORGE for integrating the FIRE facilities with various the educational technologies. Hands on tutorials and demonstrations during the meeting provided the participants with the detailed understanding of the tools that are being developed as part of the project. You can find more information about the tools and technologies presented here: MySlice (UPMC), jFed (iMinds), WikiLabs (NICTA) and the Packet Tracer (Andrew Smith, OU).
London, 20-21 January 2014