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Large-scale pilots for collaborative OpenCourseWare authoring, multiplatform delivery and Learning Analytics

Objective

A major obstacle to increase the efficiency, effectiveness and quality of education in Europe is the lack of widely available, accessible, multilingual, timely, engaging and high-quality educational material (i.e. OpenCourseWare). The creation of comprehensive OpenCourseWare (OCW) is tedious, time-consuming and expensive, with the effect, that often courseware employed by teachers, instructors and professors is incomplete, outdated, inaccessible to those with disabilities and dull. With the open-source SlideWiki platform (available at SlideWiki.org) the effort of the creation, translation and evolution of highly-structured remixable OCW can be widely shared (i.e. crowdsourced). Similarly to Wikipedia for encyclopaedic content, SlideWiki allows (1) to collaboratively create comprehensive OCW (curricula, slide presentations, self-assessment tests, illustrations etc.) online in a crowdsourcing manner, (2) to semi-automatically translate this content into more than 50 different languages and to improve the translations in a collaborative manner and (3) to support engagement and social networking of educators and learners around that content. SlideWiki is already used by hundreds of educators, thousands of learners. Several hundred comprehensive course materials are available in SlideWiki in dozens of languages.
In this large-scale trial project, we will further mature the SlideWiki technology platform, integrate it with a state-of-the-art MOOC delivery platform and perform four large-scale trials in (1) secondary education, (2) vocational and professional training, (3) higher education and (4) community-driven open-education. Each of these large-scale trials will be performed with hundreds of educators and thousands of learners in countries all over Europe. A particular focus of the technology development and testing in the trials will be the suitability for academics, teachers and learners with disabilities.

Field of science

  • /humanities/languages and literature/languages - general
  • /social sciences/educational sciences/pedagogy/teaching

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2015
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 129 000

Participants (17)

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 611 905
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ATHINA-EREVNITIKO KENTRO KAINOTOMIAS STIS TECHNOLOGIES TIS PLIROFORIAS, TON EPIKOINONION KAI TIS GNOSIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 684 250
Address
Artemidos 6 Kai Epidavrou
151 25 Maroussi
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE OPEN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 811 947,50
Address
Walton Hall
MK7 6AA Milton Keynes
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 459 000
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAT BONN

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 165 000
Address
Regina Pacis Weg 3
53113 Bonn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 358 962,50
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 480 250
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ETAIREIA ELEYTHEROY LOGISMIKOY LOGISMIKOY ANOIKTOY KODIKA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 107 750
Address
Mesogeion Avenue 56
115 27 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT FUR ANGEWANDTE INFORMATIK (INFAI) EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 789 000
Address
Goerdelerring 9
04109 Leipzig
Activity type
Research Organisations
IHK BILDUNGSZENTRUM HALLE-DESSAU GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 125 750
Address
Lange Gasse 3
06844 Dessau-rosslau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ETHNIKO KENTRO DIMOSIAS DIOIKISIS & AFTODIOIKISIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 85 925
Address
Pireos Street 211 & Thrakis 2
177 78 Athina
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
INSTITUT MIHAJLO PUPIN
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 281 750
Address
Volgina 15
11060 Beograd
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO DE JANEIRO
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Av Brigadeiro Trompowski Sn 2
21941 590 Rio De Janeiro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AYUNTAMIENTO DE ZARAGOZA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 104 000
Address
Plaza Del Pilar 18
50071 Zaragoza
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
SCUOLA DI ROBOTICA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 137 750
Address
Studio Martinetto, Via Fieschi 20/9
16149 Genova
Activity type
Other
ACCEDES. ENTORNOS Y SERVICIOS ACCESIBLES SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 96 425
Address
Paseo De La Chopera 229
28100 Alcobendas Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 450 375
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments