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Coordinator Coordinator: Schwarz Daniel

Duration Duration: 2016–2018

The project WAVES takes scenario-based learning (SBL) ‘out-of-the-box’, combining skill sets of both academic and enterprise partners to make SBL more accessible for a wide range of professions.

Interactive virtual scenarios (VS) or simulations (Scenario-Based Learning; SBL) are recognised by many teaching and learning communities as effective tools for developing reasoning, and for safe training in workplace competency. However, the approach is challenging for educators to understand, and does not fit easily into conventional platforms either pedagogically or technically.

Developments will include the ability to embed SBL activities directly into learning platforms and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), adding renewed pedagogic value and ease-of-use to learners through improved integration, progress monitoring, and the delivery of feedback. By embedding SBL, MOOCS will enable development of real world skills, competency and experience rather than knowledge. The provision of training materials in multiple languages, including a ‘How to create Virtual Scenarios’ MOOC, will make VS more accessible for educators. The project will sustain and disseminate these activities through an extended partnership, the ‘WAVES’ network.

  • Funding: Erasmus+, 562463-EPP-1-2015-1-UK-EPPKA2-, Widening Access to Virtual Educational Scenarios (WAVES)
  • Brief overview of results: you can find more detailed information on the website of the WAVES project
WAVES – Widening Access to Virtual Educational Scenarios