FORGE: Closing the gap between learners & researchersAlexander Mikroyannidis, Wednesday 11 May 2016 | Annotate
The Forging Online Education through FIRE (FORGE) project has developed a new video introducing the main concepts behind the project to the general public. The video explains in simple terms what remote labs and online experimentation can bring to education and how FORGE is building on top of world-class experimentation facilities in order to close the gap between learners and researchers.
FORGE promotes online learning using Future Internet Research and Experimentation (FIRE) facilities and is a step towards turning FIRE into a pan-European educational platform for Future Internet. This benefits learners and educators by giving them both access to world-class facilities in order to carry out experiments on e.g. new internet protocols. In turn, this supports constructivist and self-regulated learning approaches, through the use of interactive learning resources, such as eBooks.