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Up to University - Bridging the gap between schools and universities through informal education

Deliverables

Full cloud platform overview including delivery and access to network, storage and content

This will be the first full overview of the project’s federated cloud platform including all technology aspects. Preliminary API specifications will be given to the Integrated Application Toolbox developers in WP4.

Dissemination and outreach report Year 1

Comprehensive report on all the dissemination and outreach related activities (including training) of the technical, pedagogical and business Work Packages in the first project year.

Security, privacy and identity roadmap

(Type: ORDP) The first comprehensive security, privacy and identity roadmap for the Up2U ecosystem. Recommendations for an executable implementation plan will be made.

M18 project report, IPR issues and external liaisons overview

Report on the overall progress and achievements of the project within the first 18 project months. This Deliverable includes the IPR issues identified and an overview of the partners’ external liaison activity.

Interaction model design

This Deliverable will describe and analyse Up2U’s pedagogical principles and policy, analytical descriptions of the user roles, actions, social interactions, automated mediated actions, a preliminary model of the expected external interactions (for modelling support to the development of the API) and a set of suggestions and recommendations for the graphic user interface development.

Enhanced application toolbox and technical specifications

This enhanced prototype will improve the design defined in D4.1, aligning the graphical user interface or the API with Up2U’s pedagogical principles refined by WP5. Technical specifications and API definitions will be made available publicly for tool developers and integrators.

Report on the first release and demonstration of scalable pilot services

This report will assess the scalability aspects of the first extension of the pilots to a larger set of potential schools in the participating 7 European counties.

Analysis of Up2U ecosystem and existing business models

This Deliverable will summarise the existing business models that deliver result in the higher education and research context and their potential application to the given learning scenario and Up2U ecosystem.

Federated cloud storage and sharing platform interoperability

(Type: DEM) This Deliverable will focus on cloud interoperability and cross-silo service harmonisation aspects of the file based sync and share platforms, primarily covering the community-led Open Cloud Mesh protocol development.

Application toolbox design and prototype

(Type: DEM) This Deliverable will describe and analyse the learning data recorded and the format used for it, the graphical user interface aligned with Up2U’s pedagogical principles, and the API that tools will use to access to the cloud infrastructure’s and other tools’ capabilities. The first working prototype of the toolbox will be capable of hosting the tools initially selected by the project.

Initial pilot architecture, software component integration, and deployment

(Type: DEM) This Deliverable will include the initial pilot setup, including the 32 schools explicitly mentioned in the proposal. The scalability aspects of the initial pilots will be carefully analysed.

Communication strategy, web design and event plans

(Type: DEC) This early online planning document will include the strategic communication goals and objectives of the project, and summarise the web design principles and plans for the first set of project events.

Draft plan for sustainability and exploitation

This Deliverable will give a detailed overview of the sustainability and exploitation opportunities of the project including a detailed SWOT analysis and risk assessment in coordination with WP7.

Subject Matter Committee and training plans

(Type: DEC) This online Deliverable will describe the composition of the SMC appointed by the project and the training programme plan on a dedicated web page.

Analysis of network services requirements

This report will include a detailed analysis of the network requirements of the project and the availability of eduroam at the initial pilot schools and locations (museums, libraries, labs, public places) planned to be covered by the formal and informal learning scenarios.

Skills report and training updates

A first report based on trial usage of the first prototype, identifying the critical issues emerging from the first pilot study in schools. The report will interact with WP4 consolidating refinements and recommendations for the next iteration of the software product to be made in WP4. A summary and analysis of training held by the project will also be included.

Study of security, privacy, identity management and legal requirements in the digital schools’ environment using a cloud based approach

This initial study will investigate the actual landscape and set the targets and priorities for the activity. It also provides input for the Open Research Data Pilot.

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Publications

UP2U, Bridging the gap between schools and universities through informal education

Author(s): A. Vieira de Castro, P. Szegedi, M. Grammatikou, E. Shmueli
Published in: 9th annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (EDULEARN), 2017

UP2U Ecosystem to engage secondary schools, teachers and students

Author(s): A. Vieira de Castro, A. Third, P. Szegedi, I. Hatzakis ,K. Vogias, M. Zimniewicz
Published in: 9th annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (EDULEARN), 2017

Collaborative tools for UP2U project task management and team involvement

Author(s): A. Vieira de Castro, P. Szegedi, B. Tóth, M. Cardoso
Published in: 9th annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (EDULEARN), 2017

Containerized Education by the Up2U Consortium - Techno-pedagogical aspects of the Up2U learning ecosystem

Author(s): Petre Szegedi, et.al
Published in: IEEE EDUCON 2018, 2018

Virtual programming labs in the computer programming learning process, preparing a case study

Author(s): Marílio Cardoso, Rosa Barroso, António Vieira de Castro, Álvaro Rocha
Published in: 9th annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (EDULEARN), 2017

Improve education, based on technology, in high schools throught an European iniciative

Author(s): Rosa Barroso, Marílio Cardoso, António Vieira de Castro, Álvaro Rocha
Published in: 9th annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (EDULEARN), 2017

UP2U, The European project to close the gap between secondary and higher education

Author(s): A. Vieira de Castro, P. Szegedi, B. Tóth, M. Grammatikou
Published in: 9th annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (EDULEARN), 2017

Up to University (Up2U) - A new EC-funded project by GÉANT

Author(s): Peter Szegedi
Published in: Connect Magazine – Growing the community, Issue issue 24, 2017, 2017, Page(s) page 30-31, ISSN 1569-4496

Arrivare preparati all’università, ai tempi di Internet

Author(s): Diana Cresti, Peter Szegedi
Published in: GARR News, Issue issue 16, 2017, 2017, Page(s) 37-38, ISSN 2039-8271