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Large-scale pilots for collaborative OpenCourseWare authoring, multiplatform delivery and Learning Analytics

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 688095

  • Start date

    1 January 2016

  • End date

    31 December 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 051 240

  • EU contribution

    € 6 879 040

Coordinated by:

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

Objective

A major obstacle to increase the efficiency, effectiveness and quality of education in Europe is the lack of widely available, accessible, multilingual, timely, engaging and high-quality educational material (i.e. OpenCourseWare). The creation of comprehensive OpenCourseWare (OCW) is tedious, time-consuming and expensive, with the effect, that often courseware employed by teachers, instructors and professors is incomplete, outdated, inaccessible to those with disabilities and dull. With the open-source SlideWiki platform (available at SlideWiki.org) the effort of the creation, translation and evolution of highly-structured remixable OCW can be widely shared (i.e. crowdsourced). Similarly to Wikipedia for encyclopaedic content, SlideWiki allows (1) to collaboratively create comprehensive OCW (curricula, slide presentations, self-assessment tests, illustrations etc.) online in a crowdsourcing manner, (2) to semi-automatically translate this content into more than 50 different languages and to improve the translations in a collaborative manner and (3) to support engagement and social networking of educators and learners around that content. SlideWiki is already used by hundreds of educators, thousands of learners. Several hundred comprehensive course materials are available in SlideWiki in dozens of languages.
In this large-scale trial project, we will further mature the SlideWiki technology platform, integrate it with a state-of-the-art MOOC delivery platform and perform four large-scale trials in (1) secondary education, (2) vocational and professional training, (3) higher education and (4) community-driven open-education. Each of these large-scale trials will be performed with hundreds of educators and thousands of learners in countries all over Europe. A particular focus of the technology development and testing in the trials will be the suitability for academics, teachers and learners with disabilities.

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Address

Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

Germany

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 1 129 000

Participants (17)

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 611 905

ATHINA-EREVNITIKO KENTRO KAINOTOMIAS STIS TECHNOLOGIES TIS PLIROFORIAS, TON EPIKOINONION KAI TIS GNOSIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 684 250

THE OPEN UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 811 947,50

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 459 000

RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAT BONN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 165 000

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 358 962,50

STICHTING VU

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 480 250

ETAIREIA ELEYTHEROY LOGISMIKOY LOGISMIKOY ANOIKTOY KODIKA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 107 750

INSTITUT FUR ANGEWANDTE INFORMATIK (INFAI) EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 789 000

IHK BILDUNGSZENTRUM HALLE-DESSAU GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 125 750

ETHNIKO KENTRO DIMOSIAS DIOIKISIS & AFTODIOIKISIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 85 925

INSTITUT MIHAJLO PUPIN

Serbia

EU Contribution

€ 281 750

UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO DE JANEIRO

Brazil

AYUNTAMIENTO DE ZARAGOZA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 104 000

SCUOLA DI ROBOTICA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 137 750

ACCEDES. ENTORNOS Y SERVICIOS ACCESIBLES SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 96 425

GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 450 375

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 688095

  • Start date

    1 January 2016

  • End date

    31 December 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 051 240

  • EU contribution

    € 6 879 040

Coordinated by:

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany