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In the Lab of Tomorrow

The project “In the Lab of Tomorrow” aims at investigating the feasibility of a successful and innovative service for science teaching and learning as a business case. The project looks upon informal science education as an opportunity to transcend from traditional classroom based teaching, to a “feel and interact” user experience, allowing for learning “anytime, anywhere”.

Coordinated by
ANONYMOS ETAIREIA ANTIPROSOPEION EMPORIOU KAI VIOMICHANIAS, GREECE
Contact info
Miltiades Anastasiades
SYNGROU AVENUE 44
117 42 - ATHENS
GREECE
Tel. 0030 210 9209300
Fax. 0030 210 9209345
Project Website
http://www.inlot.eu

In recent years, many studies have highlighted an alarming decline in young people’s interest for key science studies and mathematics. Since the origins of the declining interest for these studies are found largely in the way science is taught in schools, this will be the main focus. In this context, whereas the science education community mostly agrees that pedagogical practices based on inquiry-based methods are more effective, the reality of classroom practice is that in the majority of European countries, these methods are simply not being implemented.

The main aim of the InLot service is to support the users of the Lab of Tomorrow system in their classroom activities. The InLot service will offer to teachers the means to convert existing learning material in the form of Learning Objects and characterize it with appropriate metadata for the science domain. Furthermore, the InLot service will also offer to the user the opportunity to search the Web-based Learning Object Repository using appropriate search criteria based on the metadata of the Learning Objects. Teachers will be able to upload their materials and use the materials uploaded from other teachers.

The project’s main objectives are:

  • To demonstrate and pilot the Lab of Tomorrow service with high school teachers and students.
  • To perform an extended validation study of the InLot service, concentrating on user acceptance and interoperability as a major input for the final business plan.
  • To develop a detailed business plan that will provide a technical and commercial overview of the value of the chain of the services. In this framework a clear and sound feasibility study of the business case will be achieved.
  • To develop the marketing strategy and the associated short and medium term action plan for the full deployment of the services provided.

Technical Details

Participants
ANONYMOS ETAIREIA ANTIPROSOPEION EMPORIOU KAI VIOMICHANIAS Co-ordinator GREECE
BIT MEDIA E-LEARNING SOLUTION GMBH AND CO KG Contractor AUSTRIA
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM Contractor UNITED KINGDOM
ELLINOGERMANIKI AGOGI SCHOLI PANAGEA SAVVA AE Contractor GREECE
INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS Contractor GREECE
CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS Contractor GREECE
BUNDESGYMNASIUM UND BUNDESREALGYMNASIUM SCHWECHAT Contractor AUSTRIA
BUNDESMINISTERIUM FUR WISSENSCHAFT UND FORSCHUNG BMWF Contractor AUSTRIA

 

IDENTITY CARD
Funded by:
eTEN
Total Cost: €1.67m
EC Contribution: €1m
Project Type:
eTen Market Validation
Call for proposals:
eTen - 2006-1
Execution:
From: 06/2007
To: 11/2008
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