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Czech College named partner in European Commission’s Erasmus + Interactive Education in 360 Programme

How would it feel to get a 360 degree view of what is being taught to you in the classroom? With digital transformation revolutionising every aspect of our lives, it is no surprise that the education sector is also embracing its many possibilities with open arms.

One such digital technology that is taking every field by storm these days is virtual tours. The European Commission’s Erasmus + Interactive Education in 360 Project, which strives to create a new virtual system of educational content,  is one that is designed in this direction using 360-degree imaging technology. With a goal to create an electronic, web-based system for educational content to transform the learning experience and bring it as close to reality as possible, the programme has been granted 325,000 EUR by the European Commission.

The good news for us in Prague is that city-based business school Czech College has been named a crucial study partner in this project. Having been a school that is always on the lookout for new trends in education technology, and having lent support to many such digital innovations in the past, Czech College was picked for their enthusiasm in spearheading innovation in the educational experience. “The vision of Czech College is to create globally employable professionals with pertinent and up to date skill sets,” said the institute’s President John Xavier. “Our partnership with the Erasmus + project falls in line with this vision of ours.”

The programme aims to create 360° virtual tours corresponding to the curricula and use various media like text, photo, sound, video, tests and plays to administer lessons. The programme will be using state-of-the-art 360-degree recording equipment to reproduce the real environment that is being discussed in class and make students more familiar with the technology employed by means of video tutorials and explanatory presentations.

The project  kick-off meeting was held in Sofia, Bulgaria. Savina Maneva, Dean of Czech College and Filip Jankovsky, the Head of Admissions represented the college at the meeting. More information about the project and kick-off meeting here: www.czechcollege.cz

The maintenance of the system and content security will be implemented the Interactive Bulgaria Foundation. The project which is ongoing now is expected to be wrapped up by February 2019. On its completion, this ambitious project is expected to be distributed to all EU member states, thus multiplying its positive effects on innovative teaching methodologies.


PragueConnect.cz, Prague 11.01.2017 


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