Crowdsourcing ideas for interactive digital open learning resources

The Center LEARN has launched a project for the creation of around ten interactive digital learning resources per year to facilitate the digital transition in secondary education. This project is coordinated by the LEARN Center at EPFL with the support of Credit Suisse Foundation. A first call for proposals is open to any teacher in Switzerland who needs a digital resource for science, mathematics, computational thinking or creative activities. Such a resource may take the form of a simulation of a physical phenomenon difficult to grasp with traditional means or an interactive visualization tool. Only resources that are not available on public platforms such as PhET, GeoGebra or SketchFab will be considered. Teachers who submit a proposal commit to collaborate with EPFL during its conception and to validate it in their classrooms once developed. A public selection will be organised in June to determine the best proposals that are useful to the greatest number of people. Those whose proposals are selected will receive a bonus of CHF 1000 for their involvement in design and validation. Link to the call for proposals:


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