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Global Online Science Labs for Inquiry Learning at School

Global Online Science Labs for Inquiry Learning at School

Objective

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.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE

Address

Drienerlolaan 5
7522 Nb Enschede

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 898 701

Administrative Contact

Renate Anne Susanne Masselink-Veldscholten (Mrs.)

Participants (20)

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Fachhochschule Kärnten - gemeinnützige Privatstiftung

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 265 248

RESEAU MENON E.E.I.G.

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 49 770

EUN PARTNERSHIP AISBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 412 490

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 1 418 776

EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 167 664

UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 342 468

UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 350 244

IMC INFORMATION MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATION AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 770 362

TARTU ULIKOOL

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 270 300

UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE EDUCACION A DISTANCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 446 648

UNIVERSIDAD DE LA IGLESIA DE DEUSTO ENTIDAD RELIGIOSA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 341 388

EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY

France

ELLINOGERMANIKI AGOGI SCHOLI PANAGEA SAVVA AE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 1 285 070

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 419 042

INSTITUTE OF ACCELERATING SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 167 664

NUCLIO NUCLEO INTERACTIVO DE ASTRONOMIA ASSOCIACAO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 174 217

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH WALES PRIFYSGOLDE CYMRU

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 62 052

UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 713 048

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 105 612

ELLINIKI EKPAIDEFTIKI ETAIREIA EPE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 35 818

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 317601

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2012

  • End date

    31 October 2016

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 13 225 396

  • EU contribution

    € 9 696 582

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE

Netherlands