DOKUZ EYLUL UNIVERSITY – TURKEY
Dokuz Eylül University is a state university established in 1982 in Izmir, the third biggest city of Turkey. Regarding its experience of more than 30 years in higher education, the university has the advantage of acting at the center of regional network of universities in the Aegean region. It is the largest university in the Aegean Region regarding the number of students, academic and administrative staff. DEU is a dynamic university which keeps growing with 14 faculties, 10 institutes and graduate schools, 3 schools, state conservatory, 7 vocational schools, 54 research centers. It also embodies Dokuz Eylul Technology Development Zone (DEPARK).
ZAGREB UNIVERSITY – CROATIA
The University of Zagreb is the flagship educational institution in the country with 31 faculties, 3 art academies and various university centres and departments. Faculty of Organization and Informatics (FOI) is a medium-sized faculty belonging to the University of Zagreb (UNIZG) with 3,000 students and 140 employees. Active for 50 years now, it is considered the leading higher education institution in Croatia providing education in information technology and information sciences. UNIZG (1669) is the oldest and the biggest university in SE Europe consisting of 33 faculties and art academies. With over 70,000 undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students, UNIZG is the strongest teaching and research institution in Croatia and one of the most important higher institutions in the SE Europe.
Faculty of Organization and Informatics (FOI) is strong in the following research areas connected to the proposal: information systems and information technology, e-learning and open software, decision making and project management.
FUNDACION UNIVERSITARIA SAN ANTONIO – SPAIN
UCAM is a private university with more than 20 years of history and more than 16.000 students that offers 30 prominent European official graduations, 52 Master programs, 4 PhD programs and other prestigious titles. UCAM also offers a modern system of distance teaching. Its teaching method is based on a personalized attention with reduced students per classes and a personal tutor for each student. UCAM also offers a modern system of distance teaching. It is strongly linked with the work world through study plans adapted to market exigencies, obligatory internships in institutions and enterprises in every program and research programs in collaboration with big regional, national and multinational companies. It is an institution in dialogue with the modern world for the purposes of the improvement of human society as a whole. This spirit is made visible in personalized lectures with a reduced number of students and personal tutors for each student. UCAM shares its values through academic subjects, volunteering projects, meetings, congress and seminaries.
COVENTRY UNIVERSITY – UNITED KINGDOM
Coventry University is a dynamic, global, enterprising University. We work in partnership with external organisations through our research and engage our students as partners in a community of learning. The roots of Coventry University can be traced as far back as 1843 when it was known as the Coventry College of Design. The University has evolved significantly, particularly in the last 15 years. The University now teaches 25,000 students and employs over 3000 people, including approximately 1000 full time academic members of staff. Coventry’s Disruptive Media Learning Lab (DMLL) that is capitalising on research and development excellence in innovative pedagogies and technology-enhanced learning across the university, including excellence in game-based learning R&D of the Serious Games Institute (SGI). DMLL is currently coordinating the H2020 Beaconing Project (ICT-20-2015) and partnering on H2020 C4Rs Project (ICT-10-2015) and three Erasmus+ projects (MUSE, OpenMED, EduHack and Jovital). Two of the key strands (research, development and innovation) at the DMLL are adaptive and pervasive learning and gamification for innovative teaching and learning. COVUNI’s DMLL will bring in expertise in playful and gameful, open web and flipped methodologies for innovative education, including track record in game-based learning, serious games, gamification and playful learning. Key experts from COVUNI are prominent actors within the gamification domain and playful learning in the UK and internationally.
APEC – TURKEY
Advanced Project Education Consulting (APEC) is a project and education consulting company. APEC is an educational enterprise that mainly focuses on 21st Century Skills Education, designing education programmes, developing occupational standarts and managing European Projects. APEC has 8 staff composing of researchers, trainers and project experts. APEC provides 21st Century Skills Education for many colleges in Ankara including Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Information Literacy classes. Acquirement of Digital Skills are important part of Information Literacy classes. APEC also designs education programs and courses according to needs of companies and targeted groups, generally focusing on required skills in workplaces. APEC also carries training programme for the staff of company in needed fields. APEC also develops professional standarts in collaboration with relevant social partners and professional competency board. Professional competency and standarts of Youth Leaders and Mining Operators have been developed by APEC. APEC is also experienced in Project Management, has been developing and carrying out projects in the most competitive programs out GAP, process, and job analysis. According to results of these analysis, APEC designs such as Horizon 2020, FP7, CIP, LLP, Erasmus +, IPA and Development Agency Programs.