BEACONING’s concept is to digitally enable play-learn in everyday spaces fostering cross-subject learning, facilitated by personified gamified lesson plan where context-aware educational resources and ad-hoc learning in the surrounding environment can be triggered
IITSEC, the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference, is the World’s Largest Modeling, Simulation & Training Conference and it was held 28 November – 2 December 2016 in the West Concourse of the Orange County Convention Center. The paper „Changing the fabric of learning content through the atomic learning approach” ATS has prepared in collaboration with BIBA described a new approach to learning management in pervasive context, marking the shift towards new learning spaces that are reshaped based on learners’ needs, performance, abilities, as well as on the learning objectives that have to be met. The goal is to enable the partition of learning content and of assessment units according to certain criteria deriving from data collected on learners, while supporting motivation and boosting performance.
On November 22nd, ORT presented to the representatives for the Numeric education of one high school of Thiais (Academia of Creteil) the BEACONING gamified and pervasive concepts. We meet again to present the different mockups available fo both teachers and students.
The gamified challenges presented related to the Maths scenario were very appreciated and it was also discuss how important it would be to be able to play the Beaconing as a Team ( composed usually as a group of 4 students) for reinforcing the engagement of each individuals in a team.
The whole scenario mockup as it is now will be massively sent around all ORT schools to create full awareness and engage the discussions with the different teams of teachers.
Beaconing platform capabilities were presented that day to the representatives of ORT school in Choisy Le Roi (Near Paris, France) , focusing on the usage of a mobile technology aiming at diffusing information to students in a gamified way.
One of the scenario, prepared by ORT: The Basic algebric skills scenario that will help students from High School struggling with basic Math concepts was presented and an opportunity to pilot it with vocational trainees in ORT Choisy was discussed to help in reinforcing trainees maths skills.
Also, the geolocalisation and beacons features embeded into the beaconing platform were presented and it emerged the possibility to create a scenario based on beacons and geolocalisation for presenting to trainees information on all the equipments needed during their 6 months training sessions; like a kind of virtual tour of the school equipments avoiding teachers to repeat again and again to all trainees the same information.