Lifelong Learning Programme Projects supported by the EC

Visit this space to find out more about the following Lifelong Learning Programme (KA3) projects:

The MultiLingual Virtual Simulated Patient Project (MVSPP)

The MVSPP project involves the creation of a virtual simulated patient that simulates a real human patient presenting several symptoms for training medical students in the field of primary health care. Students will be able to interview the patient to diagnose his diseases as a doctor would do in a real situation. This virtual patient can communicate using natural language and express different moods that depend on the diseases he suffers from and the student’s behaviour.

Viducate - Digital video as a support for lifelong learning

The unrelenting expansion of the world of online video provides an impulse for re-thinking the approach to audiovisual media in the world of education and makes the need for a critical and practical response more urgent than ever. Educators are unanimous in their conviction that audiovisual media has an enormous impact on a student's life but often lack the necessary competence to facilitate a reflection on such. More promotion of media education and digital literacy is necessary to address this need and keep pace with modern media developments. The proposed dissemination network will explore and promote good educational practice in the greater area of practical video production within media education.

e-VITA: European Life Experience

The e-VITA project promotes and investigates pedagogy-driven innovation by defining new approaches to problem-based and contextualised learning. Furthermore, it facilitates knowledge-transfer mechanisms which integrate Game Based Learning [GBL] with intergenerational learning concepts.

Language learning and social media: 6 key dialogues

"Language learning and social media: 6 key dialogues" is a european network composed by 14 partner institutions of national, European and international reach. The aim of the network is to establish a better understanding of challenges (and controversies) of social media and their role in the development of language learning skills through a set of activities involving participatory debates, award-winning competitions, policy recommendations and reports, scientific publications and field studies.

EduMecca: New Educational Models that Encourage Creative transfer of Competence and Acquaintance in Lifelong Learning

EduMecca is a KA3-ICT project with partners from 6 European countries, which develop easy to use, flexible, open, web-based Student Response System (SRS) for modern mobile devices. The SRS technology product is designed to support response, communication and interaction in class. The project provides teachers with new methods and services that promote use of new, highly interactive, mobile learning activities where students offer on-the-fly response in theoretical as well as practical education. It connects a simple, intuitive, web-based control interface for the teacher, with next-generation mobile devices used by students. SRS introduces and expands inquiry- and problem solving training methods into vocational education and training, secondary schools, and higher education.

Use of SRS adds significant benefits: instructors get immediate feedback on how well the students follow a lecture; while students get instant feedback on their understanding of key concepts. It is designed to help teachers to:

  • Break the monotony of a lecture and allow the students to actively take part in the lecture by affecting the content production
  • Increase teacher-student interaction
  • Give teacher and students “real-time” anonymous feedback on learning effect
  • Use modern, cheap and widely available mobile devices that start fast in order to merge their usage into the storytelling

The SRS may be used together with any kind of software systems, or traditional green/whiteboards. The services may be used for in-class, laboratory and distance training purposes, the latter being an entirely new option in SRS technology.