Discover

Deliver

Define

Develop

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BENEFITS

Strengthen your
online teaching

by using a student-centred
innovative e-learning platform

Exchange interdisciplinary knowledge

with other academics
and industry partners

Learn about innovative educational tools

with which you can co-develop
online games for your students

Develop a local and international network

leading to new collaborations
for you and your students

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Project summary

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SOLUTIONS FOR SOCIETY AND INDUSTRY

The core of T-CREPE is the development of an innovative web-based platform to support co-creation-based learning (a design based learning methodology), with a particular focus on entrepreneurship. In T-CREPE co-creation cases diverse student teams, together with stakeholders, develop solutions for real life problems from society or industry.

The consortium consists of a geographically balanced team of 4 academic partners with a background in co-creation in education, business and textile engineering and (virtual) design. Industry is represented by 2 industry clusters and 2 SME’s specialised in ICT in textiles.

CHARACTERISTICS

Innovative

Co-creation brings broad as well as in-depth knowledge and skills (entrepreneurial behaviour, multi-perspective thinking and building partnerships).

Open source

Makes your teaching/coaching more enjoyable and effective by developing your own games for your students to play and learn specific concepts for your course.

Web-based

A web-based platform supports lecturers in implementing co-creation based learning activities into their courses, improving the coaching and commercial exploitation.

Interdisciplinary

Although developed for textile engineering (a very multidisciplinary field), the T-CREPE platform will be easily transferrable to other engineering fields and mainstream education.

Game-based learning

T-CREPE tasks consist of developing the online support tool and its content using a game-based learning approach and IT tools for (textile) design.

Adaptable

T-CREPE builds on tools and contents available from previous projects, and additional content (games) will be created by the partners but also by lecturers and students.

THE ONLINE LEARNING PLATFORM

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PLANET METAPHOR

 

The platform uses the metaphor of an imaginary planet to represent the journey students take to understand, experiment, define, develop and deliver solutions for a design project.

Student teams are invited to engage in a co-creative process through the semantics of Continents (phases), Countries (concepts), and Cities (tools) on an e-learning environment.

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THE T-CREPE PROJECT

EXPLAINED

IN A 2-MINUTE VIDEO

HOW IT WORKS

STEP 1.
CHALLENGES

 

Huge effort is needed for adequate coaching between teachers and students, and for commercial under-exploitation of students’ ideas for innovative products and/or services.

STEP 2.
METHODOLOGY

 

By utilising the Design Thinking methodology, student teams together with stakeholders co-develop solutions for real life problems from within society and/or industry through play.

STEP 3.
RESULT

 

The project sets out to make coaching and learning for university students and educators more effective, playful and time-efficient.

How to get involved

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