The Free Technology Academy is pleased to announce the inclusion of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) in the FTA Partner network.
The FTA Network is maturing. Today the Varna Free University from Bulgaria has joined the Free Technology Academy as Associate Partner. The VFU will start providing FTA courses in Bulgarian and furthermore is planning to set up its own master programme in collaboration with FTA partners.
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Last chance to register for the first term of 2011!
Registrations for the 2011 programme are growing at a very good pace. Remember that you can register for any course of the programme until one week before the term starts. This means that you have time until January 3rd to register for these courses:
Early Bird Registration Deadline coming up!
Gleducar joins the FTA Associate Network
We are happy to announce the joining of Gleducar into the FTA network. Argentine non-profit organisation Gleducar has been working in the Free/Open Education field for almost ten years. It has built a community with over 500 educators and learners and is one of the most important educational initiatives of Latin America. Gleducar NGO will contribute relevant feedback and review FTA Course materials. It will also participate in the development of future courses about open and free educational tools for teachers.
The FTA partners are designing an International Master Programme that will extend the current FTA programme and builds on previous experiences from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Open Universiteit Netherlands, Universitat Rey Juan Carlos and University of Agder. A taskforce has been set up with representatives from these universities and the Free Knowledge Institute.
1. New FTA materials
The FTA is proud to announce the availability of two new coursebooks, both under a free Copyleft license: "Open Networks" and "Legal aspects of the Information Society".
The Free Technology Academy does not only continue after the initial period supported by the EC's Lifelong Learning Programme, we also expand the number of courses available! We hope to keep growing and are working towards a complete International Masters Programme. In this newsletter the tentative programme for 2011, our discount policies, news on the fascinating lecture by Jon 'maddog' Hall and an introduction to our future plans.
The Free Technology Academy (FTA) is a joint initiative from several educational institutes in various countries. It aims to contribute to a society that permits all users to study, participate and build upon existing knowledge without restrictions.