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FP7 Go-Lab

Go-Lab

Project reference: 317601
Funded under

Global Online Science Labs for Inquiry Learning at School

From 2012-11-01 to 2016-10-31, ongoing project

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 13 225 396

EU contribution:

EUR 9 696 582

Coordinated in:

Netherlands

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2011-8See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

The Go-Lab Project opens up remote science laboratories and their online models (online labs) for the large-scale use in education.

The Go-Lab (Global Online Science Labs for Inquiry Learning at School) project will open up remote science laboratories, their data archives, and virtual models (“online labs”) for large-scale use in education. Go-Lab enables science inquiry-based learning that promotes acquisition of deep conceptual domain knowledge and inquiry skills and directs students to careers in science.

For students (10 to 18-years old), Go-lab offers the opportunity to perform personalized scientific experiments with online labs in pedagogically structured and scaffolded learning spaces that are extended with social communication facilities.
For teachers, Go-Lab offers pedagogical “plug, share, and play” through a Web-based interface and a community framework to disseminate best practices and find mutual support. A modular approach and inquiry classroom scenarios promote a seamless incorporation of online labs into the classroom.
For lab-owners, Go-Lab provides open interfacing solutions to easily plug in their online labs, construct their virtual didactic counterparts, and share them in the Go-Lab federation of online labs. Go-Lab will thus promote their scientific activities. The project starts with a set of online labs from worldwide renowned research organisations (e.g., CERN, ESA) and then from selected universities and, based on initial in-depth pilots, will gradually improve and expand its series of online labs and associated inquiry learning opportunities with the increasing contribution of teacher and lab-owner communities. More advanced and later versions will be evaluated and validated in large scale pilots. The Go-Lab project throughout Europe will expand the resources for teaching science in schools and provide more challenging, authentic and higher-order learning experiences for students. Its sustainability will come from the opportunity for the larger science education community to add new online labs. An open and Web-based community will capitalize on the ‘collective intelligence’ of students, teachers, and scientists.

Objective

The Go-Lab project will open up remote science laboratories, their data archives, and virtual models ("online labs") for large-scale use in education. Go-Lab enables science inquiry-based learning that promotes acquisition of deep conceptual domain knowledge and inquiry skills and directs students to careers in science.For students (10 to 18-years old), Go-lab offers the opportunity to perform personalized scientific experiments with online labs in pedagogically structured and scaffolded learning spaces that are extended with social communication facilities.For teachers, Go-Lab offers pedagogical "plug, share, and play" through a Web-based interface and a community framework to disseminate best practices and find mutual support. A modular approach and inquiry classroom scenarios promote a seamless incorporation of online labs into the classroom.For lab-owners, Go-Lab provides open interfacing solutions to easily plug in their online labs, construct their virtual didactic counterparts, and share them in the Go-Lab federation of online labs. Go-Lab will thus promote their scientific activities.The project starts with a set of online labs from worldwide renowned research organisations (e.g., CERN, ESA) and then from selected universities and, based on initial in-depth pilots, will gradually improve and expand its series of online labs and associated inquiry learning opportunities with the increasing contribution of teacher and lab-owner communities. More advanced and later versions will be evaluated and validated in large scale pilots.The Go-Lab project throughout Europe will expand the resources for teaching science in schools and provide more challenging, authentic and higher-order learning experiences for students. Its sustainability will come from the opportunity for the larger science education community to add new online labs. An open and Web-based community will capitalize on the 'collective intelligence' of students, teachers, and scientists.

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 1 898 701


DRIENERLOLAAN 5
7522 NB ENSCHEDE
Netherlands
Administrative contact: Renate Anne Susanne Masselink-Veldscholten
Tel.: +31 53 4894036
Fax: +31 53 4895670
E-mail

Participants

FACHHOCHSCHULE KARNTEN-GEMEINNUTZI
Austria

EU contribution: EUR 265 248


VILLACHER STRASSE 1
9800 SPITTAL AN DER DRAU
Austria
Administrative contact: Angelika Voutsinas
Tel.: +43 5 90500 2101
Fax: +43 5 90500 2110
E-mail
RESEAU MENON E.E.I.G.
Participation ended
Belgium

EU contribution: EUR 49 770


Rue de l'Industrie 10
1000 BRUXELLES
Belgium
Administrative contact: Nascimbeni Fabio
Tel.: +3226393030
E-mail
EUN PARTNERSHIP AISBL
Belgium

EU contribution: EUR 412 490


RUE DE TREVES 61
1040 BRUXELLES
Belgium
Administrative contact: Federica Ortelli
Tel.: +3227907575
Fax: +32 2 7907585
E-mail
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland

EU contribution: EUR 1 418 776


BATIMENT CE 3316 STATION 1
1015 LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Administrative contact: Denis Gillet
Tel.: +41 21 693 5168
Fax: +41 21 693 7700
E-mail
EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH
Switzerland

EU contribution: EUR 167 664


ROUTE DE MEYRIN CERN
1211 GENEVA 23
Switzerland
Administrative contact: Rolf Landua
Tel.: +41227672051
Fax: +41227678995
E-mail
UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS
Cyprus

EU contribution: EUR 342 468


KALLIPOLEOS STREET 75
1678 NICOSIA
Cyprus
Administrative contact: Eliza Archaiou
Tel.: +35722894076
E-mail
UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 350 244


UNIVERSITAETSSTRASSE 2
45141 ESSEN
Germany
Administrative contact: Sandra Kramm
Tel.: +49 203 379 2661
Fax: +49 203 379 1216
E-mail
IMC INFORMATION MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATION AG
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 770 362


UNI CAMPUS NORD
66123 SAARBRUCKEN
Germany
Administrative contact: Peter Koch
Tel.: +49 681 9476 201
E-mail
TARTU ULIKOOL
Estonia

EU contribution: EUR 270 300


ULIKOOLI 18
50090 TARTU
Estonia
Administrative contact: Margus Pedaste
Tel.: +3725156095
Fax: +3727376022
E-mail
UNIVERSIDAD DE LA IGLESIA DE DEUSTO
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 341 388


AVENIDA DE LAS UNIVERSIDADES 24
48007 BILBAO
Spain
Administrative contact: Antonia Caro Gonzalez
Tel.: +34 944139406
Fax: +34 944 139 143
E-mail
UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE EDUCACION A DISTANCIA
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 446 648


CALLE BRAVO MURILLO 38 PLANTA 7
28015 MADRID
Spain
Administrative contact: Paloma Centeno
Tel.: +34913987409
Fax: +34913988435
E-mail
EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY
France

EU contribution: EUR 0


Rue Mario Nikis 8-10
75738 PARIS
France
Administrative contact: Virginie Schmit
Tel.: +33153697652
Fax: +33153697694
E-mail
INSTITUTE OF ACCELERATING SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 167 664


PANEPISTIMIOU 30
10024 ATHINA
Greece
Administrative contact: Petros Eskioglou
Tel.: +302107257533
Fax: +302107276747
E-mail
ELLINOGERMANIKI AGOGI SCHOLI PANAGEA SAVVA AE
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 1 285 070


DIMITRIOU PANAGEA STR
15351 PALLINI
Greece
Administrative contact: Sofoklis Sotiriou
Tel.: +30 210 8176797
Fax: +30 210 8176797
E-mail
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 419 042


CHARILAOU THERMI ROAD 6 KM
57001 THERMI THESSALONIKI
Greece
Administrative contact: Athanasios Konstandopoulos
Tel.: +302310498210
Fax: +302310498110
E-mail
Nucleo Interactivo de Astronomia
Portugal

EU contribution: EUR 174 217


LARGO DOS TOPAZIOS 48-3FTE
2785817 SAO DOMINGOS DE RANA
Portugal
Administrative contact: Rosa Doran
Tel.: +351966781264
E-mail
UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 713 048


UNIVERSITY ROAD
LE1 7RH LEICESTER
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Marie Adams
Tel.: +44 116 223 1799
E-mail
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH WALES PRIFYSGOLDE CYMRU
Participation ended
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 62 052


LLANTWIT ROAD TREFOREST
CF37 1DL PONTYPRIDD
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Leanne Crawley
Tel.: +44 1443 654496
Fax: +44 1443 482705
E-mail
CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 105 612


NEWPORT ROAD 30-36
CF24 ODE CARDIFF
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Eevi Laukkanen
Tel.: +44 29 20870114
E-mail
ELLINIKI EKPAIDEFTIKI ETAIREIA EPE
Participation ended
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 35 818


PALLINI ATTIKIS
15351 PALLINI
Greece
Administrative contact: NIKITAS KASTIS
Tel.: +30 210 666 3956
Fax: +30 210 666 3957
E-mail
Record Number: 105919 / Last updated on: 2016-04-01