FORGE has kicked-off!John Domingue, Thursday 24 October 2013 | Annotate
Last week saw the kick-off meeting of the FORGE project (Forging Online Education through FIRE). FORGE is a 3-year FP7 project led by KMi. The consortium consists of 7 partners highly experienced in eLearning and FIRE (Future Internet Research & Experimentation). The meeting was hosted by the University of Patras in Greece. John Domingue, Alexander Mikroyannidis and Aneta Tumilowicz represented KMi.
FORGE will develop methodologies and best practices for offering world-class FIRE facilities to learners and educators, related both to communications and IT, but also to other disciplines including social sciences. Within the FORGE project we will:
- Study and develop new processes and approaches to online learning based on the integration of FIRE facilities and eLearning technologies.
- Inject into the higher education learning sphere the FIRE portfolio of facilities and tools.
- Introduce the learning community to the concepts of Experimentally Driven Research.
- Increase the overall accessibility and usability of FIRE facilities through the layering of how-to-use resources over the FIRE platforms.