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Breaking Educational Barriers with Contextualised, Pervasive and Gameful Learning (BEACONING)

Objective

BEACONING sets a forefront in multifaceted education technologies through large-scale piloting of a digital learning platform that blend physical and digital spaces. As innovation action strategies, pilots combine opportunities for new ICTs in multiple ways that merge learning acquired in formal, non-formal and informal means, developing the skills for today’s abled and disabled learners and workforce. The BEACONING platform will be a ubiquitous solution that exploits advances in user experience design, mobile communication, location-based and context aware systems, procedural content generation, pedagogy-driven gamification, learning analytics and cloud technology though innovative integration towards a blended learning space. The BEACONING demonstrator will facilitate, assess and author gamified learning activities, integrating existing educational tools and services of the participating organisations. Focusing on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), the cross-subject approach embedded in a Problem-Based Learning model will contextualise learning within real world problem solving and applications. The role of learners is amplified in the process of filtering and connecting concepts framed under practical, investigative and exploratory scenarios. Large-scale pilots will validate and inform the development of the BEACONING ecosystem that democratises learning across and among fully abled and those with mild to moderate physical and mental impairments (age 15 to 24), undergoing general and vocational training. BEACONING anticipates the benefits of making cross-subject matter more understandable, fostering the application of subject specialism to other domains. The pilot substantiates the technical and economic viability and the impact of the innovative platform to strategise market adoption and replication. By integrating experiences in a highly engaging, contextualized and personalised manner, learning can beyond the barriers of space and time.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2015
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

COVENTRY UNIVERSITY
Address
Priory Street
CV1 5FB Coventry
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 784 987,50

Participants (14)

HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 465 117,50
Address
Riccarton
EH14 4AS Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BIBA - BREMER INSTITUT FUER PRODUKTION UND LOGISTIK GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 595 125
Address
Hochschulring 20
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Research Organisations
INESC TEC - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIADE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, TECNOLOGIA E CIENCIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 296 562,50
Address
Rua Dr Roberto Frias Campus Da Feup
4200 465 Porto
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 375 105
Address
Avenida De Seneca 2
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASSOCIATION O.R.T.
France
EU contribution
€ 715 312,50
Address
24 Rue Erlanger
75116 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SUCCUBUS INTERACTIVE SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 285 687,50
Address
Rue De Strasbourg 46
44000 Nantes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS SRL
Romania
EU contribution
€ 342 553,75
Address
Str Tineretului 1 Et P1 Jud Dambovita
130029 Targoviste
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IMAGINARY SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 283 500
Address
Via Mauro Macchi 50
20124 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GEOMOTION GAMES SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 223 674,50
Address
C Villar 40 Planta At
08041 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IFINITY SPOLKA Z ORGANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 212 187,50
Address
Ul. Chmielna, Nr 2, Lok. 31
00 020 Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PLAYSOFT
France
EU contribution
€ 294 829,50
Address
18 Rue Soleillet
75020 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SEBIT EGITIM VE BILGI TEKNOLOJILERIANONIM SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 335 982,50
Address
Unv Mah Yhs Dogr Blv Telekom Bin A Blk Odtu Teknokent 15
06800 Ankara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HANDS FREE COMPUTING LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 400 771,88
Address
Avery's Barn Springfield Farm Lewes Road
RH17 7NG Scaynes Hill West Sussex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIVECO ROMANIA SA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 291 375
Address
Soseaua Bucuresti-ploiesti 73-81 Complex Victoria Park Corp Cladire C4 Sector 1
013685 Bucuresti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)