ImREAL Project Presentation


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This is the presentation of the ImREAL project which aim is to develop a novel conceptual framework and innovative semantic-enhanced intelligent services to
augment existing simulated environments with adaptive meta-cognitive scaffolding in a costeffective way.

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ImREAL Project Presentation

  1. 1. Project presentation Lucia Pannese - imaginaryThe ImREAL project is supported by the European Commission, in the theme ICT-2009 Digital Libraries andtechnology-enhanced learning, as a Specific Targeted Research Projects (STREP), under the 7th FrameworkProgramme, Grant agreement No:ICT-257831 internal
  2. 2. 2/9Project goalThe key challenge addressed in ImREAL is:How to effectively align the learning experiencein the simulated environment with the ‘real’world context and the ‘day-to-day’ job practicewhere the skills are deployed.ImREAL’s goal is to develop a novelImREAL’conceptual framework and innovativesemantic-enhanced intelligent services toaugment existing simulated environments withadaptive meta-cognitive scaffolding in a cost-effective Milano, 22-04-2012
  3. 3. 3/9Rationale of the projectThe creation of effective Virtual reality training by developing a simulated learningsimulation tools that adapt to trainees’ past environment focusing on simulation systemsexperiences or preconceptions is extremely for interpersonal communication inchallenging. Researchers working on the multicultural environments that responds toImREAL project are aiming at closing the gap users’ behaviour and adapt accordingly to thebetween the ‘real-world’ and the ‘virtual-world’ user Milano, 22-04-2012
  4. 4. 4/9Domain and Use casesTo validate the conceptual framework, examine Scenarios: Initial Scenarios:the pedagogical value of the new technologicalsolutions, facilitate exploitation and • medical environmentdissemination, and enable the realisation of the • buddy programsproject impact, ImREAL will implement a robust • job interviewsservices demonstrator which will be trialled in arepresentative domain with high societal andeconomical importance, namely:interpersonal communication focusing onmulti-cultural Milano, 22-04-2012
  5. 5. 5/9 Target Sectors Business: training managers and employees to on already existing instances of the simulators, deal with cultural diversity in key activities. The including interpersonal communication main goal of this use case is to show training of medical students language/simulator independence, considering or training student advisers. cultural contexts in the business sector. Volunteer: training volunteers how to deal with Academic: training students or student people in distressed situations. advisers. The main goal of this use case is to The main goal of this use case is to illustrate have a low risk high impact use case based dealing with extreme emotional Milano, 22-04-2012
  6. 6. 6/9 Facts and Figures Project type: Small or medium-scale focused research project (STREP) Funding body: European Commission, ICT, Framework 7 Funding scheme: Collaborative project Start date: 01 October 2010 Duration: 36 months Total value: € 4,189,261 EU funding: € 3,220,000 Join ImREAL on LinkedIn: ImREAL Twitter: ImREAL_project Facebook: Facebook: Milano, 22-04-2012
  7. 7. 7/9Project ObjectivesReality modelling: develop a methodology and innovative services to model ‘real’ world activitiesand capture semantically-enhanced collective content of job-related experiences;Alignment between reality and simulated environment: develop novel services to derive anextended model of the simulated situation context and a model of the learner;Meta-Meta-cognitive scaffolding: develop a pedagogically-driven technological solution to generateadaptive affective meta-cognitive activities in simulated environments;Tuning: provide a flexible way to tune the augmentation services by using feedback from learners,trainers, and tutors;Integration: develop an integrated architecture of services for augmented simulated experientiallearning and implement robust demonstrators to augment existing simulated experiential learningenvironments;Evaluation: evaluate how augmented simulated experiential learning affects learning efficacy inthe representative domain;Readiness for the market: assess how ready the innovative approach is for commercialisation anddeployment in Milano, 22-04-2012
  8. 8. 8/9 The consortium The ImREAL project is supported by the European Commission, in the theme ICT-2009 Digital Libraries and Technology- Enhanced Learning, as a Specific Targeted Research Project (STREP), under the 7th Framework Programme, Grant agreement No: Milano, 22-04-2012
  9. 9. Contacts: Project coordinator: Dissemination office: Vania Dimitrova Lucia Pannese University of Leeds, United Kingdom imaginary srl Phone: +44 113 343 1674 Phone: +39 02 89458576 Email: Email: Thank Milano, 22-04-2012