CORDIS
EU research results

CORDIS

English EN
Motivating active participation of primary schoolchildren in digital online technologies for creative opportunities through multimedia

Motivating active participation of primary schoolchildren in digital online technologies for creative opportunities through multimedia

Objective

To exploit the engagement of young people with technology, there is a need to make e-Learning content more engaging. Schools and education authorities need to find new ways to link with research and creative practice and adopt new methodologies. Building on existing successes, eMapps.com will develop and validate adaptable interactive tools which enable games to be played on an innovative mobile platform, running on multiple devices and networks, which teachers can customise. Communities of creative, networking children in the NMS, focusing on age group 9-12, will be engaged in building their own cultural content, communicating with peer groups in other countries - and a growing community of teachers encouraged to meet learning objectives and to integrate the use of ICT in the school curriculum, within a clear pedagogical framework.

The multilingual, multicultural local content created through games will be made easily available for sharing and repurposing in the wider eLearning context of schools in NMS. Teachers and children will also be enabled to draw on content held in other repositories while creating and playing games. By providing manageable ways and spaces for teachers to experiment in their own schools, motivational gains from effective use of ICT will be harnessed to the actual needs of the curriculum and timetable, bringing to life subjects such as history and geography through dynamic and creative experiences. A major project result will be the basis for the creation of an interactive, time-based child's digital living map of Europe.

The participants will cover the eight NMS of 'mainland' Europe. However, the project's results will be and contribution to standards will be extended more widely. A major dissemination effort, will include a content-rich project website and a high profile final conference to discuss the project's policy recommendations.

Coordinator

CROSS CZECH A.S.

Address

Vaclavske Namesti 808/66
110 00 Praha 1

Czechia

Administrative Contact

Participants (12)

Sort alphabetically

Expand all

BERZSENYI DANIEL FOISKOLA

Hungary

CIBER ESPACIO SL

Spain

CZECH EFFICIENT LEARNING NODE

Czechia

ELFA S.R.O.

Slovakia

EUN PARTNERSHIP

Belgium

MDR PARTNERS

United Kingdom

STENDES APRUPES UN ATTISTIBAS BIEDRIBA MEZAZILE

Latvia

STOWARZYSZENIE MIEDZYNARODOWE CENTRUM ZARZADZANIA INFORMACJA

Poland

SVIETIMO IR KULTUROS MOBILIUJU TECHNOLOGIJU INSTITUTAS

Lithuania

THE MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

TIIGRIHUPPE SIHTASUTUS

Estonia

UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI

Slovenia

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 028051

  • Start date

    1 October 2005

  • End date

    31 March 2008

Funded under:

FP6-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 977 528

  • EU contribution

    € 2 827 000

Coordinated by:

CROSS CZECH A.S.

Czechia