Jun 14

Top Tips for Gamifying Classrooms/Workshops

Posted by David Wortley

Engaging participation in workshops and classrooms can be very challenging, especially in an age where knowledge and information is accessible online 24/7 and interactive and immersive technologies on mobile phones and tablets constantly compete for attention. Gamification of classrooms and workshops is neither new nor difficult. Good teachers have used games psychology and…

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Jun 14

The Value of Games in STEM Education

Posted by David Wortley

Some years ago I was invited to be a judge in a national competition run in the USA by a charitable organisation called HASTAC (www.hastac.org). The competition was targeted at young people and its objective was to encourage kids to develop games which could create learning activities for STEM (Science, Technology, Education and…

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Jun 6

Secondary School Education through the use of video games

Posted by Laurent Auneau

In a country like France, over 140 000 secondary school students drop out every year with no qualifications whatsoever. The annual cost of this academic failure is estimated at about 24 billion Euros. The main reason behind this dropout is the passage from primary school, where the children tend to be closely accompanied to…

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Jun 2

BEACONING Pilot Scenarios

Posted by Francois Mohier

First BEACONING pilot scenarios described using the BEACONING taxonomy proposed to model the scenario then been able to use them with the authoring tool. The two samples proposed scenario by ORT are related to digital skills and Mathematics for helping in particular students passing the gap between high school and first year of university/technical and…

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Jun 2

BEACONING Requirements – Questionnaires for pilots end-users

Posted by Francois Mohier

As regards the gathering of information concerning Schools, Teachers, Students and Parents,  questionnaires were designed with pre-defined answers and some open questions by the WP3 team coordinated by BIBA depending on the different profiles. Those questionnaires have been translated into local languages (French, Greek, ...) to be sent to the local representatives of…

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