Missouri Botanical Garden Open Conference Systems, TDWG 2016 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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formation.gbif.fr : From workshops to online courses
Fabien Caviere, Marie-Elise Lecoq, Sophie Pamerlon, Eric Chenin, Anne-Sophie Archambeau, Régine Vignes-Lebbe

Last modified: 2016-09-07


With more than 640 million records, The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) is an international consortium whose goal is to collect all data on biodiversity and make them available, free and online, to everyone.

One of the main missions of GBIF nodes is to establish and promote tools and methods, the purpose of which is to help providers enhance their data and upload them into the GBIF network. To achieve this, the GBIF France team provides national and international training. Videos and presentations, are accessible online for everyone, free to use and re-use with no time limit or geographic boundaries.

GBIF Spain team has developed e-learning modules using the online course platform, ATutor. In 2014, during the mentoring sessions with GBIF Spain, GBIF Portugal and GBIF France, they showed the other participants this e-learning tool and taught them to configure and work with it. ATutor is an easy-to-use tool for users as well as for developers. Courses can be created for different educational purposes: from a simple presentation of knowledge to a training event with personalized monitoring of students.

GBIF France launched its new e-platform based on the ATutor tool on June 10, 2016 at the 10th year anniversary of GBIF France. A customization of the tools had been made: a specific URL  (http://formation.gbif.fr) and a design inspired by the GBIF France’s website has been developed and implemented. Four courses are already available for both national and international training.

In this poster, we will describe the different stages of the procedure from filming presentations to adding contents online. We will also present different tools used during the process of making videos, to improve video quality and make them accessible to everyone (e.g. subtitles).