The OPEN GAME project (Promoting Open Education through Gamification) aims to contribute to the uptake of Open Education Resources and Open Education Practices among educators in Higher Education in an innovative and motivating way, through the developing of a gamified and situated learning experience on Open Education.
The online game will be based on real life cases of application of open teaching approaches where university teachers will learn how to apply open approaches in their daily teaching.
The OPENGAME project will work towards three specific objectives:
Foster awareness of HE educators to adopt OEP in their daily teaching, by mainstreaming successful “educatorscentred” practices.
Increase motivation of HE educators towards adopting OEP by providing attractive and motivating testing environments as a gamified experience.
Develop capacity of HE educators to work with open approaches, through an engaging gamified learning experience on OEP.
RESULTS In two years of intensive work, the project will produce the following results:
01/ A collection of successful open practices complemented by a competencies framework containing the knowledge, skills and attitudes that European university educators need to master to work with Open Educational Practices.
02/ The design, curriculum and content (OER) of an open gamified and situated course on Open Educational Practices (a transversal module for educators of any discipline, corresponding to 30h of work).
03/ An interactive online learning game, available both for desktop and mobile devices, aimed to train university teachers through a selection of open tools and approaches.
04/ An open accreditation scheme that will make sure that all teachers participating in the course are properly rewarded, through Open Badges and - when possible - through official accreditation (ECTS).
05/ A transferability toolkit aimed at promoting the use and implementation of the online game in other universities in the five project countries (ES, FR, DE, PT, IE) as well as transversally in Europe, engaging a minimum of 900 teachers from 30 universities.