The G.S.Rakovski’s Classlab
The classlab of the G.S.Rakovski high school for roman languages started the project on the use of digital technology in distance learning for better inclusion (disability, foreign pupils, dropouts). It is led by Nikolay Nikolov, a teacher and trainer, accompanied by the school management and a teaching team which has gradually been expanded.
The question guiding the group’s work is: how can digital technology be used to enable students who are unable to attend classes to receive training and diplomas?
To respond to this, the team has deployed a distance-learning platform by integrating a reflection on the use of ICT in education and by experimenting in particular with video games and serious games as training tools.
In a second phase, the project was extended to the public of pupils present in the school and focused on the following question: how to make pedagogical practices evolve and enrich them by using distance and presence as complementary modalities, thus paving the way for new pedagogical scenarios.
The question that drives the work of the team is: how to use digital technology to allow students (who can not attend classes or exams) to take training and obtain degrees?
To answer this, the team deployed a distance learning platform thinking on the use of ICT in education and experimenting serious video games as training tools.