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Stories of Tomorrow - Students Visions on the Future of Space Exploration

Objective

The STORIES project aims to contribute to a dynamic future of children’s ebooks evolution by a) developing user-friendly interfaces for young students (10-12 years old) to create their own multi-path stories expressing their imagination and creativity and b) by integrating the latest AR, VR and 3D printing technologies to visualize their stories in numerous innovative ways. In the heart of this intervention lies the vision for integrated curricula and deeper learning outcomes. The project will offer these innovations through a single environment, the STORIES Storytelling Platform which will be the place for students’ artistic expression and scientific inquiry at the same time. The creations of the students (paintings, models, dioramas and constructions, 3D objects and landscapes, animations, science videos and science theatre plays) will be captured and integrated in the form of interactive ebooks. The STORIES technical team will design advanced interfaces in which students will be able to augment characters, buildings, greenhouses and different 3D geometrical structures on a tablet or their computer and inspect their work using a mobile device. The outcome of their work will be detected and tracked, and the video stream is augmented with an animated 3D version of the character or the artefact. The platform will be tested in real settings in Germany, Greece, Portugal, France, Finland and Japan, involving 60 teachers and 3000 students (5th and 6th grade). To achieve this, the proposed project is developing a novel cooperation between creative industries and electronic publishing, educational research institutions in the field of STEM, schools and informal learning centres. The consortium includes 15 partners from Europe, USA, Japan and Australia. But STORIES is going beyond that: The consortium will cooperate in the design of the platform and in the development of the storyline mechanism with Eugene (Eugenios) Trivizas, well known writer of children's books.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2016-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT BAYREUTH
Address
Universitatsstrasse 30
95447 Bayreuth
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 360 750

Participants (11)

OTTO-VON-GUERICKE-UNIVERSITAET MAGDEBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 234 500
Address
Universitaetsplatz 2
39106 Magdeburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 102 937,50
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ELLINOGERMANIKI AGOGI SCHOLI PANAGEA SAVVA AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 353 250
Address
Dimitriou Panagea Sttr
15351 Pallini
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NUCLIO NUCLEO INTERACTIVO DE ASTRONOMIA ASSOCIACAO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 173 312,50
Address
Largo Dos Topazios 48-3Fte
2785817 Sao Domingos De Rana
Activity type
Research Organisations
THEOFANIS ALEXANDRIDIS KAI SIA EE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 297 250
Address
Eleftheriou Venizelou 4
17676 Kallithea
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PUBLISTO DIGITAL APPLICATIONS EPE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 194 187,50
Address
Aristippou 29
106 76 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MOTIVIAN EOOD
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 353 500
Address
40 Akademik Ivan Evstratiev Geshov Blvd, 4The Fl
1379 Sofia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CREATIVITIC INNOVA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 197 312,50
Address
Calle Huesca 9 Planta 1 Puerta C
26002 Logrono
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOCIETE D'ECONOMIE MIXTE D'EXPLOITATION DE CENTRES CULTUREL EDUCATIF ET DE LOISIRS SEM
France
EU contribution
€ 184 812,50
Address
Av Jean Gonord
31506 Toulouse
Activity type
Other
ORGANISMOS EKPAIDEFTIKIS ROMPOTIKIS KAI EPISTIMIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 107 812,50
Address
Mesogeion 446
153 42 Athina
Activity type
Other
CURTIN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Australia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Gpo Box U1987
6845 Perth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments