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Project

GaLA

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Research theme:
«New skills for the knowledge society»

Project duration: 2010-2014

Staff
Rosa Bottino - Project manager
Jeffrey Earp
Michela Ott
Mauro Tavella

Framework

GaLA - Games and Learning Alliance is the Network of Excellence (NoE) on Serious Games funded by the European Union in FP7 – IST ICT, Technology Enhanced Learning.GaLA  gathers the cutting-the-edge European Research & Development organizations on Serious Games, involving 31 partners from 14 countries. Partnership involves universities, research centers, and developer and education industries.

Objectives

The GaLA motivation stems from the acknowledgment of the potentiality of Serious Games (SGs) for education and training and the need to address the challenges of the main stakeholders of the SGs European landscape (users, researchers, developers/industry, educators).

GaLA aims to shape the scientific community and build a European Virtual Research Centre aimed at gathering, integrating, harmonizing and coordinating research on SGs and disseminating knowledge, best practices and tools as a reference point at an international level. The other key focuses of the project are: the support to deployment in the actual educational and training settings; the fostering of innovation and knowledge transfer through research-business dialogue; the development high-quality didactics on SG by promoting and supporting courses at Master and PhD level.

Workplan

The NoE organizations aim to integrate their activities and resources in a long-term view structuring the activities along 3 major axes:

    Research integration and harmonization
        Strong integration among leading researchers, users and business
        Strong concern on the current standards of education, in order to favour a real uptake and scaling of the educational games initiatives
    Joint research activities
        Identify key issues and address them through multidisciplinary teams
        Promote Research and Development team forces – organized in thematic areas - that will do focused research (e.g. joint PhD and MSc projects on hot SG research projects, joint project proposals) and continuously inform the project about the latest developments in technology and education
    Spreading of excellence
        Dissemination of the NoE achievements as a flagship EU initiative in the TEL area
        Strong coordination with EU TEL activities, offering a specialized focus and expertise on SGs
        Development high-quality didactics on SG by promoting and supporting courses at Master and PhD level

Expected results

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Partners

UNIGE - Department of Biophysical and Electronic Engineering DIBE
http://www.dibe.unige.it/
UPS - Univerisite Paul Sabatier Toulouse III
http://www.ups-tlse.fr/
MAN - Carol I National Defence University, Advanced Distributed Learning Department
conferinta2011@unap.ro
http://www.unap.ro/en/index.html
SGI - Serious Games Interactive
http://www.seriousgames.dk/node/511
UWS - University of the West of Scotland
info@uws.ac.uk
http://www.uws.ac.uk/
ATOS - ATOS Origin, S.A.E
es-marcom@atosorigin.com
http://www.es.atosorigin.com/es-es/
UniGraz - Universitaet Graz
international@uni-graz.at
http://www.kfunigraz.ac.at/E/
UCM - Universidad Complutense de Madrid
http://www.ucm.es/
COVUNIY - Coventry University, The Serious Games Institute
http://www.seriousgamesinstitute.co.uk/
PLAYGEN - PlayGen Ltd
contact@playgen.com
http://playgen.com/
HWU - Heriot Watt University
enquiries@hw.ac.uk
http://www.hw.ac.uk/
INESC-ID - Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores Investigao e Desenvolvimento em Lisboa
http://www.inesc-id.pt/
TU DELFT - Delft University of Technology
voorlichting@tudelft.nl
http://www.tudelft.nl/
ORT - ORT France
ortfrance@ort.asso.fr
http://ort.asso.fr/
CNR - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
http://www.cnr.it
UU - Universiteit Utrecht
http://www.uu.nl/En/Pages/default.aspx
TTY - Tampereen Teknillinen Yliopisto
http://www.tut.fi/public/
UNOTT - The University of Nottingham
international-office@nottingham.ac.uk
http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/index.aspx
BIBA - Bremer Institut fr Produktion und Logistik
info@biba.uni-bremen.de
http://www.biba.uni-bremen.de/
NTNU - Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet
http://www.ntnu.no/
OUNL - Open Universiteit Nederland, Centre for Learning Sciences and Technologies
info@ou.nl
http://www.ou.nl/
AAU - Aalborg University - Center for Industrial Production
aau@aau.dk
http://www.en.aau.dk/
AALTO - Aalto University
international@aalto.fi
http://www.aalto.fi/en/
CYNTELIX - Cyntelix Corporation BV
info@cyntelix.com
http://www.cyntelix.com
POLIMI - Politecnico di Milano
drig@polimi.it
http://www.polimi.it/
ETHZ - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
http://www.ethz.ch/index_EN
ESADE - ESADE Business School Ramon Llull University
http://www.esade.edu/
TU GRAZ - Graz University of Technology
http://www.tugraz.at/
CEDEP - Centre Europen d'Education Permanente
info@cedep.fr
http://www.cedep.fr/
NURC - NATO Undersea Research Centre
solmar@nurc.nato.int
http://www.saclantc.nato.int/
RWTH - AachenRheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen University
international@zhv.rwth-aachen.de
http://www.rwth-aachen.de/go/id/hi/