We are officially starting the new project – “smARt – augmented reality technology adaptation in schools”. Together with partners from Italy, Ireland, Romania, Latvia and Turkey we will be working on adapting augmented reality in schools for the next 2 years!
The main priority of the smARt project is focused on increasing schoolchildren’s interest in STEM subjects and new competencies development through augmented reality use in classrooms.
smARt seeks to connect STEM subjects with digital knowledge and new technologies (AR) in order to reflect the needs of the labor market and the needs of the schoolchildren themselves. At home, they are using the most advanced technologies and school education still stays the same as it was for their parents.
For this reason, besides the methodologies, guidelines, and contents related to this technology, the consortium will create open and free QR files, placed in a digital environment for studying STEM subjects in a 3D view. These files will be available for the wide society free of charge and may be used in all school grades, as well as universities and other organizations.
This aim will be reached by designing, developing, producing and implementing 3 main work packages:
- Cross-country research and guidelines on using AR for teaching and learning STEM
- AR files and digital environment as an open library
- Elaboration of recommendation for AR files development
Highschool/gymnasiums schoolchildren are the primary target group that will help the project partners to develop the project and its products, as well as test it and teach other schoolchildren. They are the primary target group because this is the group of schoolchildren who are on a line when choosing further studies. Also, they have enough knowledge and responsibility to participate in project activities.
Highschool/gymnasiums stem teachers are the secondary target group that will benefit from the project as they will learn how to use augmented reality in classrooms, and how to increase schoolchildren participation and motivation. At the same time, they will test the methodologies and guides created, as well as provide their input regarding the most important STEM subjects and topics.
The project is just starting, so do not wait and join us from the beginning!