LINQ 2015 is co-organized for the first time by the TELIT Research Institute of the University of Duisburg-Essen and by the International Community for Open Research and Open Education (ICORE). Both organizations have joint forces to facilitate the international debate on Open Education and its benefits and applications.
TELIT, the Research Institute for Technology-Enhanced Learning and Innovative Education and Training, undertakes theoretical research, applied research and projects transferring research to practice and policy. TELIT’s principle fields of research are: (1) Technology-enhanced education, (2) Economic and business education and (3) Vocational education and training. TELIT is dedicated to the development of strategies, innovations, and applications in these fields of research.
ICORE, the International Community for Open Research and Open Education, promotes, supports and enhances Open Research and Open Education worldwide. Main objectives of ICORE are the recognition, progress and application of Open Research and Open Education: ICORE wants to bridge both worlds of Open Research and Open Education. The goal is the mutual re-usage of their results and outcomes, e.g. through the usage of digital resources from Open Research in Open Education.
The International LINQ Conferences were invented and established by Christian M. Stracke, the Managing Director of the TELIT Research Institute and Co-Founder of ICORE.