GAD – Game creation in augmented reality enhancing professional digital skills is a project funded under the Erasmus + program. It was born as a response to the European need to qualify the digital skills of educational and professional organizations through the creation of a tool that will allow teachers, tutors and educators to innovate their teaching practices by integrating technology, and more specifically augmented reality.
The development of augmented reality (AR) can enable teachers, among other inspiring examples, to create 3D models of historical landmarks or scientific concepts, giving students the opportunity to engage with and explore the material in ways that were not previously possible. As AR becomes more prevalent in education, it offers the potential to make learning more engaging and meaningful by overlaying digital information onto the real world. This can include visualizing historical battles on a map, visiting virtual chemical plants, or exploring micro-devices or cells. These types of experiences can enhance student engagement and aid in retention of the material.
The GAD Game is a digital educational game that utilizes augmented reality and was developed through the collaborative efforts of teachers. Through the development process, teachers improve their digital literacy, gain an understanding of game logic, and learn how to effectively use the technology. The game is accessible through both a platform and an app, with the GAD Platform allowing educators to create lessons, share their own 3D creations, and monitor student progress. The GAD Game app, available on both Android and iOS, features a series of 3D models that are integrated into the educational process through interaction with the learning environment. Each model is accompanied by a quiz based on example lessons created by participating professionals in the project workshops.
The GAD Project targets educators, teachers, and tutors as its primary audience with the goal of increasing their digital literacy and engagement of students through incentives for participation, collaboration, and creativity. Educational institutions play a crucial role in supporting educators by offering quality training, adequate infrastructure, and incentives to ensure they feel supported in their work. Students also play an important role in the research process, providing insight on the effectiveness of technology in the educational process and measuring their level of engagement compared to traditional methods.
Next month, the GAD project partners will implement local round tables which will discuss the further training and future uses and integrations of the GAD Game in several educational and training settings, as well as an international conference in the Arts Palace of Naples (IT) on February of 2023.
Stay tuned and discover the tool that will revolutionize the world of education.
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