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

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and expensive, with the effect, that often courseware employed by teachers, instructors and professors is incomplete, outdated, inaccessible to those with disabilities and dull.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 FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Net EU contribution
€ 1 129 000,00
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen
Germany

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 1 129 000,00

Participants (17)

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 611 905,00
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton

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Region
South East (England) Hampshire and Isle of Wight Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 611 905,00
ATHINA-EREVNITIKO KENTRO KAINOTOMIAS STIS TECHNOLOGIES TIS PLIROFORIAS, TON EPIKOINONION KAI TIS GNOSIS
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 684 250,00
Address
Artemidos 6 Kai Epidavrou
151 25 Maroussi

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Region
Βόρειος Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 684 250,00
THE OPEN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 811 947,50
Address
Walton Hall
MK7 6AA Milton Keynes

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Region
South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Milton Keynes
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 811 947,50
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 459 000,00
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 459 000,00
RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAT BONN

Participation ended

Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 165 000,00
Address
Regina Pacis Weg 3
53113 Bonn
Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Bonn, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 165 000,00
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 358 962,50
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3a
46022 Valencia

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Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 358 962,50
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 480 250,00
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 480 250,00
ETAIREIA ELEYTHEROY LOGISMIKOY LOGISMIKOY ANOIKTOY KODIKA
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 107 750,00
Address
Mesogeion Avenue 56
115 27 Athina

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Region
Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 107 750,00
INSTITUT FUR ANGEWANDTE INFORMATIK (INFAI) EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 789 000,00
Address
Goerdelerring 9
04109 Leipzig

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Region
Sachsen Leipzig Leipzig
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 789 000,00
IHK BILDUNGSZENTRUM HALLE-DESSAU GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 125 750,00
Address
Lange Gasse 3
06844 Dessau-rosslau

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Sachsen-Anhalt Sachsen-Anhalt Dessau-Roßlau, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 125 750,00
ETHNIKO KENTRO DIMOSIAS DIOIKISIS & AFTODIOIKISIS
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 85 925,00
Address
Pireos Street 211 & Thrakis 2
177 78 Athina

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Region
Νότιος Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 85 925,00
INSTITUT MIHAJLO PUPIN
Serbia
Net EU contribution
€ 281 750,00
Address
Volgina 15
11060 Beograd

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Region
Србија - север Београдски регион Београдска област
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 281 750,00
UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO DE JANEIRO
Brazil
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Av Brigadeiro Trompowski Sn 2
21941 590 Rio De Janeiro

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
AYUNTAMIENTO DE ZARAGOZA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 104 000,00
Address
Plaza Del Pilar 18
50071 Zaragoza

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Region
Noreste Aragón Zaragoza
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 104 000,00
SCUOLA DI ROBOTICA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 137 750,00
Address
Studio Martinetto, Via Fieschi 20/9
16149 Genova

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Region
Nord-Ovest Liguria Genova
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 137 750,00
ACCEDES. ENTORNOS Y SERVICIOS ACCESIBLES SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 96 425,00
Address
Paseo De La Chopera 229
28100 Alcobendas Madrid

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 96 425,00
GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 450 375,00
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover

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Region
Niedersachsen Hannover Region Hannover
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 450 375,00