The project “OPALESCE” is an international consortium situated under the ERASMUS+ Project with focus on the Strategic Partnership for adult education. Project partners are four partners from four countries: Germany, Greek, Portugal and Cyprus.
The goal of the project OPALESCE is to create a learning system focused on senior citizens that runs on mobile devices and downloads open learning content from an online platform. The duration of the project is 36 months. The system will integrate different media formats and interactivity into an innovative “micro unit” format suited even for small screen devices such as smartphones and easy enough to be used intuitively. The idea is to present learning content in small units that only fill one screen, and the user can go to the next page by swiping to the next screen almost as if turning the page of the book. Swiping back takes the user to the previous screen.
Ingenious Knowledge has produced mock-up screens to explain the concept that were discussed by the consortium. They can be found here: http://ingeniousknowledge.com/OPALESCE
The consortium believes that designing and supporting such a system has a huge potential thanks to the scalability of the approach. In addition the partners see the growing interest of senior citizens in technology and are eager to deliver a product that can actually make such a big difference.
By the end of the project it will be able to run on its own as a free system open to anyone and might lead to more mobile learning.