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CS-DC Educational Ecosystem Committee


The role of the Committee is to organize the CS-DC educational tools and resources as an exemplary educational ecosystem in the Worldwide Knowledge Society.

The objectives of the Committee are to:

  • implement a lifelong personalised education for all in the science of complex systems as well as in integrative and predictive sciences (including the integrative and predictive science of personalised education) at all levels of the society,
  • contribute to an education and training in open science for all concerned citizen, independently of previously achieved academic levels, respectful of the diversity of social and cultural environments, genders, religions or ways of life.

In order to achieve these objectives, the commitments are to:

  • use the map of integrated knowledge and the map of scientific and engineering challenges for motivating the educational trajectories of everyone at all time scale
  • implement the social network of learners, tutors and teachers for a participative education
  • implement a recommendation system for learners, tutors and teachers for helping them towards the best successful individuated long life education trajectories
  • implement a measurement system of the successfulness of the personalized educational trajectories
  • implement a table of open educational tools with their features for selecting the ones that are fitting the best the CS-DC objectives
  • promote the federation of the worldwide efforts for open courses, open learning management systems, for open anonymized educational trajectories data bases systems

Project teams 2016[edit]

  • Committee Chair: Jorge Louçã (and CS-DC Vice-President for its urgent tasks)
  • Members: * Chun-Yen Chang (co-chair), Jeffrey Johnson, Pierre Collet, Charles Tijus

Collect, organize and present on-line resources for the community. (Feb 16)[edit]

  • representative: Jorge Louçã
  • Contributors: António Fonseca, José António Silva, Bruno Gaminha, the CS-DC community
  • CS-DC Educational Resources
  • Report V1.0 (07-03-2016) : A first version of a list of on-line resources has been created here. This first step allowed to discuss the data characteristics and structure that will be needed for the future CS-DC on-line resources. Resources will be exclusively open-access - open-access journals, books, videos, data sets, etc. Regarding the structure, the CS-DC open-access educational resources are structured using an extended version of the Dublin Core Metadata Iniciative (DCMI). Structure of a record: Title: ; Creator: ; Subject: ; Description: ; Publisher: ; Contributor: ; Date: ; DateLastAccess: ; Type: ; Collection: ; Format: ; Identifier: ; Source: ; Language: ; Relation: ; Coverage: ; Rights: ;. Next steps: invite the community to add new open-access resources related to Complex Systems studies and research. Namely, motivate PhD students to contribute.


  • Record of 21th CS-DC Council

Design a Knowledge Map of Educational/Research Resources (Feb 16)[edit]

  • representative: Jorge Louçã
  • description: This project team aims to design a knowledge map allowing to navigate and aced to on-line educational and research resources.
  • Report V1.0 (07-03-2016): The founding notions of the CS-DC Knowledge Map of Educational/Research Resources has been discussed by Paul Bourgine, Jorge Louçã and colleagues at the ISC (Paris).


  • Record of 21th CS-DC Council

e-Seminars for Master & PhD academic programmes (Feb 16)[edit]

  • representative: Jorge Louçã
  • CS-DC e-Seminars
  • Report V1.0 (07-06-2016): Contacts have been established with research groups, namely in Portugal and Brasil, for sharing seminars through the CS-DC video-conference system. Three events have been organised (see the seminars webpage ):


  • Record of 21th CS-DC Council

Project teams 2015[edit]

Peer-to-Peer Assessment (Johnson)[edit]

During the Etoile Project the Open University developed and tested a peer-to-peer assessment platform.

This platform works well and we are now ready to test it on other CS-DC courses.

The Peer-to-Peer marking Platform was developed by Cristian Jimenez-Romero as part of this PhD work.

Jeff Johnson - 5-Jan-2015

Interface to MOOC platforms as FutureLearn, Coursera, edX (Johnson)[edit]

Carlos Gershenson has produced a MOOC on physics in Spanish with Coursera.

In order for the Open University team to learn about MOOCS, Jane Bromley, Cristian Jimenez-Romero and Jeff Johnson studied the Complex Systems MOOC produced by the Santa Fe Institute.

Jeff Johnson also studied the 'Web Science' Open Learn MOOC produced by Southampton University. This included being awarded a certificate of attendance, and sitting a riotous invigilated examination.

The OU team is currently developing a MOOC on 'Global Systems Science and Policy' to be delivered using the UK-based FutureLearn platform.

We plan a UNESCO UniTwin round table meeting at the Complex Systems Conference (CSS'15) to consider how we can best use all the MOOC platforms for the CS-DC mission.

Jeff Johnson 5-Jan-2015