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Motivating active participation of primary schoolchildren in digital online technologies for creative opportunities through multimedia

Objective

To exploit the engagement of young people with technology, there is a need to make e-Learning content more engaging. Schools and education authorities need to find new ways to link with research and creative practice and adopt new methodologies. Building on existing successes, eMapps.com will develop and validate adaptable interactive tools which enable games to be played on an innovative mobile platform, running on multiple devices and networks, which teachers can customise. Communities of creative, networking children in the NMS, focusing on age group 9-12, will be engaged in building their own cultural content, communicating with peer groups in other countries - and a growing community of teachers encouraged to meet learning objectives and to integrate the use of ICT in the school curriculum, within a clear pedagogical framework.

The multilingual, multicultural local content created through games will be made easily available for sharing and repurposing in the wider eLearning context of schools in NMS. Teachers and children will also be enabled to draw on content held in other repositories while creating and playing games. By providing manageable ways and spaces for teachers to experiment in their own schools, motivational gains from effective use of ICT will be harnessed to the actual needs of the curriculum and timetable, bringing to life subjects such as history and geography through dynamic and creative experiences. A major project result will be the basis for the creation of an interactive, time-based child's digital living map of Europe.

The participants will cover the eight NMS of 'mainland' Europe. However, the project's results will be and contribution to standards will be extended more widely. A major dissemination effort, will include a content-rich project website and a high profile final conference to discuss the project's policy recommendations.

Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

CROSS CZECH A.S.
Address
Vaclavske Namesti 808/66
110 00 Praha 1
Czechia

Participants (12)

BERZSENYI DANIEL FOISKOLA
Hungary
Address
Karolyi Gaspar Ter 4
9700 Szombathely
CIBER ESPACIO SL
Spain
Address
Calle Apodaca 11
28004 Madrid
CZECH EFFICIENT LEARNING NODE
Czechia
Address
Jose Martinho 31
16252 Praha 6
ELFA S.R.O.
Slovakia
Address
Letna 9
040 01 Kosice
EUN PARTNERSHIP
Belgium
Address
Rue De Treves 61
1040 Bruxelles
MDR PARTNERS
United Kingdom
Address
Sanders Drive 11
CO3 3SE Colchester
STENDES APRUPES UN ATTISTIBAS BIEDRIBA MEZAZILE
Latvia
Address
Brivibas Iela 51
3257 Stende
STOWARZYSZENIE MIEDZYNARODOWE CENTRUM ZARZADZANIA INFORMACJA
Poland
Address
Krasinskiego 121 B Lokal 113
87-100 Torun
SVIETIMO IR KULTUROS MOBILIUJU TECHNOLOGIJU INSTITUTAS
Lithuania
Address
Pasilaiciu G. 15-86
06107 Vilnius
THE MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
All Saints Building Oxford Road
Manchester
TIIGRIHUPPE SIHTASUTUS
Estonia
Address
Mustamae Tee 60
12916 Tallinn
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana