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Winners of the III Challenge Brings

09 july 2021

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Already the winners of the III Challenge Provides, an initiative launched by Red.es Registrar together with the secretariat of digitization status and Artificial intelligence.

After months of work, the III Challenge Brings comes to an end. Under the slogan “ The value of the data in digital education ”, this year, seeking solutions which use open to further improvements in the education sector.

The competition, organized by the initiative Brings, launched by Red.es Registrar together with the secretariat of digitization status and Artificial intelligence, filming in october 2020, the first phase of which was in a contest of ideas. Following assessment of the jury, 10 finalists (Opens in new window) to date, with three months to transform their ideas as a prototype. These prototypes were submitted on 22 june at an online meeting.

Ten motions that stand out for their quality

In the 10 submitted are a large sample of the power of open data to transform the education sector, improving its effectiveness and efficiency. The need for universal access to knowledge through an inclusive and quality education has been even more evident in the current context of a pandemic that we live. The data you can help to overcome this challenge. Can be analysed and used to shape solutions that will help to improve the experience of students (Opens in new window) in the learning process, for example, through the personalization of education, the identification of behavioural problems or the taking of informed decisions, among other things.

All works submitted showed a high quality, reflecting the efforts shown by all The finalists. the jury, composed of experts representing companies, public administrations and agencies linked to the digital economy and academia (Opens in new window) it has been difficult to choose three winners. Finally, the three winners are UniversiDATA-Lab, TIM and EducaWood Project, which are carried a prize of €4,000, €3,000 to 2,000.

First prize: UniversiDATA-Lab

The first prize has been to UniversiData-Lab, a public portal for the advanced analysis, and automatic datasets issued by the universities. This is a complementary project UniversiData (Opens in new window) : while the objective of UniversiDATA is to facilitate access to university data sets high quality and formats and standard criteria, the objective of UniversiDATA-Lab is placing value on these datasets, carrying out tests advanced automatic and, taking advantage of the homogeneity of content.

UniversiDATA-Lab offers a catalogue of applications created thanks to the application of advanced techniques of analysis and visualization, carried out in R. in the language online meeting showed the analysis of urban displacement, the analysis of CO2 generated by displacement of pupils and the analysis of variances in the various branches at university.

Such analyses can be essential to give help universities to take decisions relating to the administration and management, with great benefits in the environment, economy and society.

Second prize: Project TIM

Draft TIM the winner of the second prize, is an online service where any user can sign up and start creating MIPs (Marked Information Picture) A. TIM is a medium of information that consists of a series of interactive layers on static images that facilitate the retention of information and identification of elements.

The prototype includes a converter in Python open database GeoJSON the format required for the development of interactive atlases. In turn, also provides a public cloud MIPs freely accessible for consultations, studies or independent learning.

You can create teachers MIPs quickly and easily, weaving manually regions of interest on any imported image via the web. A more enjoyable to educate and to attract the attention of the student body.

Third prize EducaWood

EducaWood is a web portal socio-semántico that allows you to explore the forest information of a zone of spain and enrich it with annotations trees. Its aim is to promote environmental learning, one of the main aspects of “ Education for sustainable development goals (Opens in new window) the UNESCO, and which forms part of the Agenda 2030 (Opens in new window) the spanish government.

Thanks to the use of EducaWood, teachers can propose activities that students are so online or face (through virtual visits to the field). In the internship, students visit natural areas and annotations of Trees are, as locating and identifying species, measures, microhábitats, fotos, etc. These annotations become available throughout the community as open access information, thus making use of remote application. This data is enriched, in addition to other sources such as Spanish Forest map (Opens in new window) , National Forest Inventory (Opens in new window) , GeoNames (Opens in new window) or DBPedia (Opens in new window) .

Educawood helps students to learn more about their environment, while being portrayed the taking of ecological awareness.

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