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GABALL project creates an innovative learning environment incorporating elements of on-line and mobile learning and mobile learning, and of the Serious Games methodology approach, making the training in SMEs challenging and easier.

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GABALL project

  1. 1. GAme BAsed Language Learning531327-LLP-1-2012-1-PT-KA2-KA2MP
  2. 2. GABALL project - 531327-LLP-1-2012-1-PT-KA2-KA2MPProject sheetTitle•GAme BAsed Language Learning - GABALLDuration•01/12/2012 - 30/11/2014 // 24 monthsProgramme•LLP - KA2Reference number•531327-LLP-1-2012-1-PT-KA2-KA2MP
  3. 3. GABALL project - 531327-LLP-1-2012-1-PT-KA2-KA2MPPartnershipISEPVIRTUAL WORLD(PT)INVESLAN(ES)Kaunas University ofTechnology(LT)Universidade de RioGrande do SulUniversidade Federalde PelotasTechnicheski UniversitetGrabovo(BG)HRDC(EL)BRAZIL
  4. 4. GABALL project - 531327-LLP-1-2012-1-PT-KA2-KA2MPBackgroundEconomic situation reinforced the urgent need for companies to internationalise their businesses- Only 4% of SMEs have plans to become internationally active in the coming years;One of the barriers to the internationalisation is particularly the domain of foreign languages;There is a close link between the domain of language and success and profitability in thebusiness;Besides the SMEs and micro companies have to deal with other barriers to internationalisation:know how detect the needs of their costumers, identified the most appropriate routes to market,determinate their competitive advantage;SMEs which are clearly and strategically investment in staff internalisation skills are achieving a44% more export sales.It’s necessary to answer these needs through the development of practical and appropriatelearning solutions that improve the internationalisation skills of the SME and micro companiesstaff.
  5. 5. GABALL project - 531327-LLP-1-2012-1-PT-KA2-KA2MPGeneric objectivesReinforcing interpersonal and intercultural competencies relevant to the SMEsinternationalization and e-marketing/e-commerce in order to facilitate Europeancompetitiveness;Supporting the development of innovative ICT-based content accessed by a mixed of onlineand mobile platform and based on a Serious Games approach;Bridging the worlds of personal and cultural valorization within work by supporting SMEsmanagers and Higher Education students throughout individual and flexible learningpathways;Promoting cooperation between Universities, VET and world ofwork;Developing the integration of learning with working life, by promoting more learningconducive environments at the workplace as a basis for development of vocational skillsrelevant to the labor market needs in a globalised world.
  6. 6. GABALL project - 531327-LLP-1-2012-1-PT-KA2-KA2MPSpecific objectivesEnsuring the quality, functionality and suitability of the learning digital scenarios andplatform by piloting testing actions involving key end-users;Spreading out information on the project and its results, in order to guarantee its visibilityand future sustainability.Determining the crucial learning needs for SMEsinternationalization;Designing and producing innovative learning resources (role-playing game scenarios) able to support theinternationalization between European countries, using realsituations in professional contexts;Development of a platform & digital’s scenarios,available on online and mobile technologies;
  7. 7. GABALL project - 531327-LLP-1-2012-1-PT-KA2-KA2MPTarget groupsSMEs managersVET providersExperts andprofessionals -VETinternationalisationstakeholdersbusinessrepresentativeshigher educationstudentsentrepreneursdecision makersgovernmental businessentities
  8. 8. GABALL project - 531327-LLP-1-2012-1-PT-KA2-KA2MPStructure1st December 201230th November 2014WP1. Project management / ISEP - 24 monthsWP2. Quality assurance / VC - 21 monthsWP3. Research / ISEP - 4monthsWP4. Scenarios design & scripting / TUG - 8monthsWP5. Planning & digital scenarios development /VC - 10 monthsWP6. Piloting test / KUT - 8 monthsWP7. Dissemination / INVESLAN - 23 monthsWP8. Exploitation / HRDC - 6monthsGABALL work plan
  9. 9. GABALL project - 531327-LLP-1-2012-1-PT-KA2-KA2MPMilestonesSERIOUS GAME PLATFORM - Interactive on line platform, with allintegrated tools.DIGITAL ROLE-PLAY LANGUAGE LEARNING SCENARIOS - 7digital game role-play scenarios:1. Internationalisation2. Markets and innovation3. Financing and tax4. e-commerce terms5. e-marketing terms6. Legal and institutional environments7. CulturesGABALL USER’S MANUAL - Materials and resources to support platformuse.
  10. 10. GABALL project - 531327-LLP-1-2012-1-PT-KA2-KA2MPFurther information and collaborationGABALL web site
  11. 11. GABALL project - 531327-LLP-1-2012-1-PT-KA2-KA2MPContactRua Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida, 431P-4200-072 Porto (Portugal)Tel: +351228340500 Fax: +351228321159Contact person: Carlos Vaz de CarvalhoE-mail:
  12. 12. GAme BAsed Language Learning - GABALL Ref: 531327-LLP-1-2012-1-PT-KA2-KA2MPThis project has been funded with support from the European Commission. Thispublication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot beheld responsible for any use which may be made of the information containedtherein.