The increasing efficiency and portability of ICT is changing our lifestyle and the way of learning. The diversity of mobile devices and their simple digital practical applications invade our daily use, attract more and more people, and approach the interests of young people, mainly regarding the recreational and social activities. As educators, we can consider these devices as entertainment centers of academic activities and alienation from reality or, on the contrary, use them as motivating for learning and as educational ressources for practical and experimental activities in contact with the real world.
This project will allow teachers, educators and all public in general to use tablets and smartphones as electronic guides for educational, recreational, tourist and sports purposes. Thus the five partners will pool and share their expertise to create a website and a digital application that will access on a database with georeferenced paths that will guide
users on points of interest concerning the Natural Heritage (biological, geological), cultural, historical in each country. This technology will allow users (teachers, students or others) to obtain indications on the path to follow, multimedia information (text, sound, video, photos) about each point of interest, and also about the distance traveled, journey time and energy expended. The trails will be walking and cycling, but alternatives will be made for persons with reduced mobility. The digital application will allow any user to create, according to their needs, backgrounds and associated multimedia contents and save them on the database.
At the end of the project, an Ebook providing a process description and paths created by the five institutions will be online with free access. Experiences, best practices, know-how for the use of ICT tools of the project and the creation of new trails will be multiplied at an international seminar at the end of the project. The Vocational High School of Trinité will coordinate work teams of almost 30 teachers and 250 students between 15 and 19 years old from five institutions of general and vocational education (Vocational High School of Trinité, Martinique, Escola Secundária of Loulé, Portugal, Liceo Scientifico e Linguistico Principe Umberto di Savoia, Italy and Solski center Krško-Sevnica, Slovenia and Ühisgümnaasium Pärnu, Estonia). According to the priorities of the schools projects, analyzing the needs of each one and target audiences, the partnership has set for this project, the following objectives:
Therefore with this project, the partnership provides a strong impact in: