Simple introduction to project
The Supporting Educators’ Pedagogical Activities with 360 video project (SEPA360) is a European funded, Erasmus+ project for lectures, researchers and universities working, or looking to engage with the learning opportunities brought about by innovative 360 video cameras. It features university partners from five different European countries and aims to demonstrate how the effective use of 360 video can support and enhance the learning of university students by immersing them in real life video scenarios that they can manipulate to view as if they were actually there. The partners are developing a unique interactive platform for these video scenarios that will allow lecturers to embed hotspots, hyperlinks and other interactive media within the 360 video and will also track their student’s interactions and movements through these scenarios. Ultimately we aim to convince university decision-makers to implement the project’s software, resources and philosophy into their own learning and teaching infrastructure to enhance the learning experiences of students across a diverse range of contexts such as field trips, placements, work experiences, and heritage visits to name but a few.
List of participating countries and institutions (with link to detail page)
The SEPA360 project includes university partners from five European countries including the UK (coordinating partner), Belgium, Austria, Italy and Greece. All of the partners have experience working in European wide initiatives of this nature and bring together a range of complementary strengths and qualities to ensure its success. These include:
- The University of Hull, UK: project coordinator with expertise in digital and mobile learning; immersive learning environments and participatory research methodologies
- Hogeschool PXL, Haselt, Belgium: expertise in teacher education; digital technology and 360 video; project management and technical infrastructure (responsible for developing the Vivista 360 video platform)
- Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Austria: expertise in interactive video and 360 video; higher education pedagogies and project management
- Aristotelio Panepistimio Thessalonikis, Greece: expertise in Sports science and management; European project management; dissemination and quality assurance
- Universita Degli Studi Di Firenze, Italy: expertise in teaching and learning; digital technologies in learning; higher education pedagogies, project management
Erasmus+ is the EU’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Its budget of €14.7 billion will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, and gain experience abroad.
Erasmus+ has opportunities for a wide range of organisations, including universities, education and training providers, think-tanks, research organisations, and private businesses.
The aim of Erasmus+ is to contribute to the Europe 2020 strategy for growth, jobs, social equity and inclusion, as well as the aims of ET2020, the EU’s strategic framework for education and training.
Erasmus+ also aims to promote the sustainable development of its partners in the field of higher education, and contribute to achieving the objectives of the EU Youth Strategy.
The outcomes of Erasmus+ are available in reports and compendia of statistics, as well as through the Erasmus+ Projects Platform, which includes most of the initiatives funded by the programme, as well as a selection of good practices and success stories.