The EULALIA Project aims to improve and integrate the learning methodologies of the university language centres of 4 countries.
Funding: Erasmus+ Key Action 2
Project budget: 375,000 €
Length: 2.5 years
The linguistic courses are essential for the Erasmus students due to many exams held often in the home language of the institution. An important goal would be to teach these language competences using new tools and technologies, which are closer to the students’ needs and more aligned with the contemporary cognitive/learning styles.
The EULALIA Project aims to improve and integrate the learning methodologies of the university language centres of 4 countries (Italy, Malta, Poland and Spain) for Erasmus students. The project will use inclusive learning tools based on the paradigm of Mobile Learning and Game-Based Learning methodology and the application of Tangible User Interfaces TUIs. The outputs of EULALIA are:
- Develop a methodology for language teaching/learning for Erasmus Students by using inclusive and multisensorial methodologies based on Tangible User Interfaces and Mobile Learning;
- Produce an authoring tool for the mobile context based on the methodology developed in previous EU funded projects;
- Train teachers and lecturers in each University Language Centre on the EULALIA platform;
- Enable Erasmus students to develop OERs under the supervision of the teachers, e.g. to create hybrid games in foreign language; these APPs could be on themes that involve cultural aspects and features of the city of the related University (maps, artworks, treasure hunts, etc.) considering the inclusion aspects
- Develop an OERs library where all the apps could be used and reused for educational purposes. In this way the project will provide a multi-linguistic and multi-cultural library progressively populated;
- Disseminate the results of the project, delivering guidelines with an exploitation strategy that aims to expand across the HEIs involved with a snow-ball effect, promoting change and innovation.
Partners: University of Naples Federico II (Italy), University of Alicante (Spain), University of Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu (Poland), University of Malta (Malta), Smarted srl (Italy), EUF