EU - GALA - Game and Learning Alliance

  • Kickmeier-Rust, Michael, (Co-Investigator (CoI))
  • Albert, Dietrich (Principal Investigator (PI))

Project: Research project

Description

The GaLA motivation stems from the acknowledgment of the potentiality of Serious Games (SGs) for education and training and the need to address the challenges of the main stakeholders of the SGs European landscape (users, researchers, developers/industry, educators). A foundational fault issue in this context is the fragmentation that affects the SG landscape.
GALA aims to shape the scientific community and build a European Virtual Research Centre (VRC) aimed at gathering, integrating, harmonizing and coordinating research on SGs and disseminating knowledge, best practices and tools as a reference point at an international level. The other two key focuses of the project are (1) the support to deployment in the actual educational and training settings and (2) the fostering of innovation and knowledge transfer through research-business dialogue.
The NoE organizations aim to integrate their activities and resources in a long-term view structuring the activities along 3 major axes:

Research integration and harmonization.
- Strong integration among leading researchers, users and business;
- Strong concern on the current standards of education, in order to favour a real uptake and scaling of the educational games initiatives.
- Address sustainability.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/10/1030/09/14