• Title AMIGO (smArt steM learnInG ecOsystem)
  • Consortium Gradiant, Edebé, MyDocumenta
  • Funding FP7
  • Opening / Ending February 2016 / June 2017

The AMIGO platform surges in the framework of the IMAILE project (Innovative Methods for Awards Procedures of ICT Learning in Europe). IMAILE is an innovative project funded with support from the European Commission in the context of the Seventh Framework Program under Grant Agreement #619231. The city of Halmstad (Sweden) is coordinating the FP7 project IMAILE where public procurers of ICT in Education from 4 countries are using the PCP instrument (pre-commercial procurement) to stimulate user driven innovation in cooperation with European ICT industry, research and SMEs. The overall objective of IMAILE is to identify new technologies and services which address the challenge of providing the next generation of Personal Learning Environments (PLE) in primary and secondary education within the subjects of Science, Maths, Engineering and Technology (STEM). The IMAILE project foresees a selection process in three phases, at the end of which 4 prototypes will be obtained, and two of them will be used in a large scale pilot stage with teachers and students from the countries involved. The AMIGO platform, (SMART STEM Learning Ecosystem), submitted by the consortium composed of Edebé (a leading educational publisher), MyDocumenta (Innovative SME from Barcelona who develop educational software and multimedia production) and Gradiant (a reference ICT Technology Centre in Galicia),has been selected as one of the 4 winning proposals in Phase 2 of the IMAILE project, being the one who obtained the best score from all the selected proposals.

A team composed of professionals from the three companies is now working to develop a the designed solution in Phase 1 till 2nd of December. AMIGO aims at developing an immersive environment that provides primary and lower secondary schools with a student centered learning approach. AMIGO integrates six modules (i.e. STEM Enriched Dynamic Profile, STEM Personal Learning Environment, Authoring Tool, STEM Social Network, Learning Chart and Analytics, and Life-Long Learning ePortfolio) from a visual and functional point of view. Accordingly, AMIGO aims at delivering a holistic ecosystem providing the next generation Personal learning Environment for STEM subjects including multiple different functionalities aiming at increasing the motivation of students to learn STEM and increasing the study results by adapting the learning to the students’ needs. In the line with previous Learning Analytics projects, GRADIANT participates in AMIGO as the supplier of the analytical tools. Specifically, developing (1) an adaptive, scalable and interoperable (with several providers) analytical engine; and (2) an intelligent tutoring system capable of assisting teachers in decision making.

IMAILE is an innovative project financed with the support of the VII Framework Programme of the European Commission under Grant Agreement nº 619231