Experiments, visualization and modeling are an important aspect of all the disciplines of natural science, and to learn science without including one or more of those is difficult to imagine. In adult science education, there is growing need for producing interactive learning objects in the widest possible sense (videos, simulations, animations, etc.), but a lack in know-how among teachers regarding their production and their pedagogical aspects and advantages. The overall goals of the project EU-funded project ELOISE – E-learning Objects for Innovative Science Education are to improve the adult education and teachers´ skills and knowledge in using interactive objects in all types of science education, and to provide inspiration on new ideas for teaching. One aim of the project is to explore how interactive learning objects can be incorporated into distance or virtual activities in science education. Another aim is explore how to utilize the many opportunities for adaptive and self-paced learning the newest ICT-technologies present with in the mindset of Web 3.0. The material produced during this project will be used in MOOC’s (Massive Open Online Courses) provided by the participants. Peer-to-peer collaboration, review and assessment will be important concepts to address when adapting objects for MOOC’s and E-learning in general.
Funding Organization: European Commission –Erasmus+ /Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices/ Strategic Partnerships for Adult Education (Ref. #: KA204-2015-006 (DK))
Project duration: September 2015 – August 2017
Project Website: https://projecteloise.wordpress.com/