Researchers from the BCDS group participated in the 2nd e-Learning excellence Awards at the 15th European Conference on e-Learning held in Prague (Czech Republic) on 27 and 28 October of 2016. The “2nd e-Learning excellence awards” was a competition that aimed to find the best e-Learning initiatives and its deployment. The e-Learning initiative authored by the researchers: Jorge Bacca (UdG), Silvia Baldiris (Tecnológico Comfenalco), Ramon Fabregat (UdG), Kinshuk (University of North Texas) and Joan Clopés (Institut Montilivi de Girona), obtained the 3rd place among the 15 finalists of the competition that were selected from nearly 50 initiatives presented from 24 countries.
The title of the award-winning initiative is: “Augmented Reality in Vocational Education and Training: The Paint-cAR application”. This initiative has been developed under the Open Co-creation project (TIN2014-53082-R). The initiative is based on the use of augmented reality for teaching the process of repairing paint on a car in Vocational Education and Training.
The competition was developed as follows: Around 50 abstracts of the initiatives from 24 countries were submitted to the first round of the competition in which one page abstract was evaluated. After a revision by a panel of 7 experts, 30 initiatives passed to the second round of the competition and were invited to submit a 10 pages long paper with full details on the initiative. These initiatives were evaluated again and 15 initiatives were selected to be presented at the conference in Prague. Then, Jorge Luis Bacca Acosta (PhD student at the BCDS group) presented the e-Learning initiative in Prague. The presentation of the initiative together with the other 14 initiatives was evaluated by a panel of 4 experts who selected 3 finalists. Finally, the e-Learning initiative of the BCDS group entitled was awarded with the 3rd place in the competition.
This initiative was also published in a book together with the other 14 initiatives presented at the conference. The title of the book is “e-Learning Excellence Awards: An anthology of case stories 2016” (ISBN: 978-1-911218-16-6). The book can be bought from the publisher at: http://www.academic-bookshop.com/ourshop/prod_5381189-eLearning-Excellence-Awards-2016.html