4 min. read. What are IDB Operations Days? Operations Days are an integral part of BIDAcademy, the knowledge and learning platform of the IDB Group. The main objective of these Days is to create a space for collaboration and constructive dialogue among Project Executing Units (PEUs) within a particular country or sector, in order to share knowledge and experiences … [Read more...] about Operations Day – What we learned from Barbados
Lessons learned can be defined as the knowledge acquired about a process or various experiences, through reflection and critical analysis of its results, and of the factors or obstacles that affected its success or encourage its failure. This concept allows us to identify cause-effect trends coming from a specific context and suggest practical and useful recommendations for the replication of this recently-acquired knowledge in new but similar scenarios.
This tag brings together all the articles in Abierto al Público that share lessons learned based on the IDB's experience in implementing development projects and creating knowledge products. This is vital for generating more open knowledge and making decisions that are appropriate and timely for social and economic development.
6 min. read. This article presents a proposal for an Open Knowledge Maturity Model to help navigate the criteria, challenges and decisions needed to effectively leverage an organization’s external knowledge sources and share internal knowledge at scale. In general, a maturity model can be very helpful in guiding the actions or an organization, government, or company towards … [Read more...] about An Open Knowledge Maturity Model: 5 Essential Facets to Guide You to the Next Level
7 min read. Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are courses offered virtually with the aim of providing open and affordable educational options for people around the globe. Typically, MOOCs are used as a teaching tool in two ways: as a vehicle to replicate face-to-face classroom settings, or to innovate pedagogically. It is important to note that the use of technology … [Read more...] about Pedagogical innovation in MOOCs: storytelling as a teaching and learning tool.
With the growing demand for online training and changes to our routines related to social distancing in response to COVID-19, it is important that both public and private institutions seeking to generate training solutions maintain certain considerations front and center when designing, developing and implementing their online courses. This post is not an ABC of instructional … [Read more...] about 10 post-its to keep on your desktop while designing online courses
Code for Development is the IDB Group's effort to catalog open-source software that meets the needs of governments and citizens. As we celebrate the accomplishments of its third year, the world is now a very different place. Facing a worldwide pandemic has emphasized the magnitude of many development challenges, and highlights the urgency of the changes necessary to meet them. … [Read more...] about Code for Development: three years of open-source solutions without borders