Sharing Our Engaging Experience



Further recognition for the way people across Scotland are participating in the innovative Engage for Education work came last week when the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) approached us to seek advice on their own work to connect with the education community.

The OECD is an international organisation of 34 member countries with the mission to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.  They set up the Education Today website in 2009 to provide a forum for exchanging ideas on education in response to the Economic crisis.

On Friday 18 March, the Education Today team gathered together a small group of participants at their Headquarters in Paris, to exchange ideas and design the future of their platform.  In addition to Engage, the innovative projects represented included the GovLoop social network for Government, the AllOurIdeas social survey tool, Communities for Public Service, CISCO Connected Republic, UNESCO and the World Bank.

Engage for Education Team Leader Susie Braham, who attended the workshop said:

We’ve come a long way since Engage was launched in May 2010 and it is really great to see how others are keen to learn this work.  This is also a testament to those people across Scotland who have enthusiastically shared their thoughts and ideas and supported and participated in Engage over the past 10 months.

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