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Global Online Science Labs for Inquiry Learning at School

Project description


Technology-enhanced learning
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.

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2011-8
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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)

Fachhochschule Kärnten - gemeinnützige Privatstiftung
Austria
EU contribution
€ 265 248
Address
Villacher Strasse 1
9800 Spittal An Der Drau
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Angelika Voutsinas (Ms.)
RESEAU MENON E.E.I.G.

Participation ended

Belgium
EU contribution
€ 49 770
Address
Rue Des Deux Eglises 35
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nascimbeni Fabio (Mr.)
EUN PARTNERSHIP AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 412 490
Address
Rue De Treves 61
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Federica Ortelli (Dr.)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 1 418 776
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Denis Gillet (Prof.)
EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 167 664
Address
Esplanade Des Particules 1 Parcelle 11482 De Meyrin Batiment Cadastral 1046
1211 Geneva 23
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rolf Landua (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 342 468
Address
Avenue Panepistimiou 2109 Aglantzi
1678 Nicosia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eliza Archaiou (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 350 244
Address
Universitatsstrasse 2
45141 Essen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sandra Kramm (Mrs.)
IMC INFORMATION MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATION AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 770 362
Address
Uni Campus Nord
66123 Saarbrucken
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Koch
TARTU ULIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 270 300
Address
Ulikooli 18
51005 Tartu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Margus Pedaste (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE EDUCACION A DISTANCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 446 648
Address
Calle Bravo Murillo 38 Planta 7
28015 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paloma Centeno (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE LA IGLESIA DE DEUSTO ENTIDAD RELIGIOSA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 341 388
Address
Avenida De Las Universidades 24
48007 Bilbao
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Antonia Caro Gonzalez (Mrs.)
EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY
France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
24 Rue Du General Bertrand
75007 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Virginie Schmit (Ms.)
ELLINOGERMANIKI AGOGI SCHOLI PANAGEA SAVVA AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 1 285 070
Address
Dimitriou Panagea Sttr
15351 Pallini
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sofoklis Sotiriou (Dr.)
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 419 042
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Athanasios Konstandopoulos (Prof.)
INSTITUTE OF ACCELERATING SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 167 664
Address
Panepistimiou 30
10024 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Petros Eskioglou (Mr.)
NUCLIO NUCLEO INTERACTIVO DE ASTRONOMIA ASSOCIACAO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 174 217
Address
Largo Dos Topazios 48-3Fte
2785817 Sao Domingos De Rana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rosa Doran (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH WALES PRIFYSGOLDE CYMRU

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 62 052
Address
Llantwit Road Treforest
CF37 1DL Pontypridd
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Leanne Crawley (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 713 048
Address
University Road
LE1 7RH Leicester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marie Adams (Ms.)
CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 105 612
Address
Newport Road 30-36
CF24 ODE Cardiff
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eevi Laukkanen (Ms.)
ELLINIKI EKPAIDEFTIKI ETAIREIA EPE

Participation ended

Greece
EU contribution
€ 35 818
Address
Pallini Attikis
15351 Pallini
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
NIKITAS KASTIS (Dr.)