CoLDEx aims at developing and using new IT approaches and computational tools to foster scientific experimentation, modelling and simulation in distributed collaborative settings in an inter-cultural (European-Latin American) community of learners. Our efforts will result in the creation of innovative pedagogical scenarios. A common denominator for the learning domain is the study of visual and other perceptual phenomena, including astronomical and seismic measurements, from both a scientific and a subjective experiential perspective.

The project will start with local learning communities sharing a rich everyday context. The target groups will range from higher secondary education to academic beginners. Computer-mediated collaboration tools will contribute to forming integrated synchronous/asynchronous access to a "group memory" on different levels.

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