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Up to University - Bridging the gap between schools and universities through informal education

Objective

The key objective of our project is to bridge the gap between secondary schools and higher education and research by better integrating formal and informal learning scenarios and adapting both the technology and the methodology that students will most likely be facing in universities.

We are focusing on the context of secondary schools, often referred to as high schools, which provide secondary education between the ages of 11 and 19 depending on the country, after primary school and before higher education. The learning context from the perspective of the students is the intersection of formal and informal spaces, a dynamic hybrid learning environment where synchronous activities meet in both virtual and real dimensions. For this, we propose to develop an innovative Up to University (Up2U) ecosystem – based on proven experiences in higher education and big research – that facilitates open, more effective and efficient co-design, co-creation, and use of digital content, tools and services adapted for personalised learning and teaching of high school students preparing for university. We will address project based learning and peer-to-peer learning scenarios.

We strongly believe that all the tools and services the project is going to use and/or make available (i.e. incorporate, design, develop and test) must be sustainable after the lifetime of the project. Therefore, the project is going to develop business plans and investigate appropriate business models using the expertise of the Small Medium Enterprise and National Research and Education Network partners and their contacts with third-party business actors. Our plan is to make it easy for new schools to join the Up2U infrastructure and ecosystem that will form a federated market-place for the learning community.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/business model
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/educational sciences

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2016-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

GEANT VERENIGING
Address
Hoekenrode 3
1102 BR Amsterdam
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 336 264,08

Participants (17)

THE OPEN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 361 873,30
Address
Walton Hall
MK7 6AA Milton Keynes
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 342 250,05
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSORTIUM GARR
Italy
EU contribution
€ 363 830,36
Address
Via Dei Tizii 6
00185 Roma
Activity type
Other
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 290 500,85
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURES FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY
Greece
EU contribution
€ 325 114,34
Address
Leoforos Kifisias 7
11523 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD DE VIGO
Spain
EU contribution
€ 190 590,23
Address
Lg Campus Lagoas Marcosende
36310 Vigo Pontevedra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TELTEK VIDEO RESEARCH SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 132 124,86
Address
Plaza Miralles Sn Local A3b
36310 Vigo Pontevedra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE ENGENHARIA DO PORTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 271 624,95
Address
Rua Dr Antonio Bernardino De Almeida 431
4200-072 Porto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACAO PARA A CIENCIA E A TECNOLOGIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 147 249,90
Address
Avenida D Carlos I 126
1249 074 Lisboa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 195 500,25
Address
Ramat Aviv
69978 Tel Aviv
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MACHBA - INTERUNIVERSITY COMPUTATION CENTER
Israel
EU contribution
€ 225 500,40
Address
Software Engineering Building Tel Aviv University
69978 Tel Aviv
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
KAUNO TECHNOLOGIJOS UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 184 978,05
Address
K Donelaicio 73
44029 Kaunas
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KORMANYZATI INFORMATIKAI FEJLESZTESI UGYNOKSEG

Participation ended

Hungary
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Vaci Ut 35
1134 Budapest
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
INSTYTUT CHEMII BIOORGANICZNEJ POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
EU contribution
€ 424 973,40
Address
Noskowskiego 12-14
61 704 Poznan
Activity type
Research Organisations
OWNCLOUD GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 69 562,40
Address
Leipziger Platz 21
90491 Nurnberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GESELLSCHAFT FUR WISSENSCHAFTLICHE DATENVERARBEITUNG MBH GOTTINGEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 355 989,53
Address
Am Fassberg 11
37077 Gottingen
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 374 550,30
Address
Esplanade Des Particules 1 Parcelle 11482 De Meyrin Batiment Cadastral 1046
1211 Geneva 23
Activity type
Research Organisations