[kde-edu]: Project suggestion for Edutainment
Tue, 31 Dec 2002 01:27:53 +0000
I would like to suggest two projects for the 12 to 16 year (and older) for
social science category
The software would provides infomration in a fun and interactive way on how
the EU works, how european laws are made and enforced, how decisions in EU
parliament are arrived at. There are many complex issues which need to be
communicated to student and citizens.
There is a strong need for such a fun way of learning about the EU
2nd suggestion: and educational interactive exploration providing information
on different customs and cultures within countries in the EU (and soon to
join). Make it an internet project that would allow schools and individuals
to participate over the internet.
The vision is to create a web-client application that could interact with a
central database of information moderated and managed. It would allow the
collection of interesting data (maybe as a result of classroom projects). The
viewing and interpreting of this collected information would also be very
For example: the application could have a map of the EU with geography
infomation compiled locally and availble for students throughout the EU. The
map could be interactive in being able to access information.
Allow simple projects such as collect and comparing many types of information
( for example: foods, prices of goods and services across the EU ( in euro
I am providing this as a bit of a brain dump. If there is interest in any of
these ideas I would be interested in becoming involved. I am not a
programmer, but would be happy to further develop and refine these ideas.