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Welcome to our site! The World Pendulum Alliance is a development project on the field of higher education. We aim to improve the quality of higher education, in the fields of mathematics and sciences, by deploying a global network of remote experiments.

This project is Co-Founded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.



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Overview

Who are we?

The World pendulum Alliance (WP@ELAB) project is a three-year initiative approved for funding under the European Commission’s Erasmus+ – KA2 Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices – Capacity Building in the Field fo Higher Education. The project is coordinated by IST, Instituto Superior Técnico – Universidade de Lisboa (Lisboa, Portugal).

WP@ELAB aims to improve the quality of higher education, in the fields of mathematics and sciences, by deploying a global network of remote experiments.
As specific objectives, we may appoint:

  • Set-up the World Pendulum Alliance network
  • Provide training activities for capacity building on the use of new learning resources: remote experiments
  • Promote cooperation between the EU and partner countries
  • Creating MOOCs related to the World Pendulum experiment serving science, math and ICT education
  • Release a toolkit for remote experiments, promoting the development and education in ICT methodologies
  • Contributing to the development of Remote Laboratories

The Project will reach these aims by deploying an international shared network operated and exploited by all EU and Partner Countries HEIs. The Project is highly related to HEIs technological learning tools, public open access contents and attractive to the development of hardware, microprocessors and software. Focus will be put on the link of methodologies and pedagogical approaches to ICT- based practices. Pendulum deployment is not restrict to HEIs, can include secondary schools, museums and other public spaces, answering in this way to a clear need that LA countries have in increasing students’ knowledge in science and math.

Objectives

To improve the quality of higher (main target) and secondary education (secondary target), in the fields of mathematics and sciences, by deploying a global network of remote experiments:

  • Set-up the World Pendulum Alliance network
  • Provide training activities for capacity building on the use of new learning resources: remote experiments
  • Promote cooperation between the EU and partner countries
  • Creating MOOCs related to the World Pendulum experiment serving science, math and ICT education 
  • Release a toolkit for remote experiments, promoting the development and education in ICT methodologies
  • Contributing to the development of Remote Laboratories 

Project timeline

Contact

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us:

  • Ana Agante Lucas | Project Manager
  • International Affairs Area | Instituto Superior Técnico
  • Av. Rovisco Pais, 1 |1049 – 001 Lisboa, Portugal
  • Contact e-mail:
  • ana.a.lucas@tecnico.ulisboa.pt