VšĮ "Turing school" together with partners VšĮ "Skaitmeninių inovacijų institutas", UAB "Turing college"and Vilnius Gediminas Technical University are currently implementing a project financed by the European Union.
The aim of the project is to create a smart learning experience platform adapted to programming teaching, which will solve the problems existing in IT education by organizing innovative and self-governing physical education.
The project envisages scientific research for the development and validation of the concept of a smart learning experience platform in IT education in laboratory conditions and experimental development for the development and demonstration of a prototype of a smart learning experience platform in IT education in real operating conditions.
The result of the project is the development of personalized e-modeling of playable programming learning (taking into account personal cognitive style:attention, perception, memory, learning, and personal, behavioral in cyberspace and experiential features) software that provides clear learning instructions for information technology domain task and integrates automated progress assessment techniques for groups of learners.
The product could be used by 16-29 years old youth, people with developmental, psychological or physical difficulties, and other interested people. It could later be used not only individually but also implemented at the state level.
Funded under the 2014-2020 Experiment measure of the European UnionFunds Investment Operational Program Priority 1 “Promotion of ScientificResearch, Experimental Development and Innovation”.
Funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
Total value of the project – 1 057 419,00 Eur.
Funding for the project from the European Regional Development Fund – 765278,69 Eur.
Own funds of the applicant and partners – 292 140,31 Eur.
The project is implemented from June 1, 2020 until August 4, 2022
VšĮ"Turing school" is a digital skills school for students in grades5-12. The school collaborates with the world’s strongest programs, such as theHarvard CS50, and teaches students through top-level computer science and entrepreneurship programs. The school has a course on artificial intelligence, teaches the art of programming, how to create a website or a computer game inits program. VšĮ "Turing school" currently has schools in Vilnius,Kaunas and Klaipėda, and has established the most innovative classes in theBaltic States.
The project “Modernization of the Turing Computer Classroom” financed by the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union Operational Program for 2014–2020 aims to modernize the non-formal education space of children's literacy, programming and graphic design programs in Vilnius. With the help of the project, updated equipment, furniture and the learning environment itself allow students to develop and acquire knowledge in these areas much faster and more efficiently.
In the project “Let's Turing!” we aim to enable young people to get acquainted with the principle of operation of non-formal IT education school and to help the local community to develop their IT competencies. With the help of the project, we will provide volunteers with a safe and supportive space to learn, improve and make a positive impact on those around them. Through a variety of activities, from conducting programming courses for children, students and seniors to organizing events, communicating and implementing informal activities, volunteers will develop their creativity, leadership, communication, learning to learn, initiative, autonomy and digital competences. This project is expected to create attractive conditions
for foreign young people to try themselves in volunteering, to encourage the local community to get involved in volunteering, to increase the mutual sense of interculturalism, openness and Europeanness. It is expected that the activities carried out by the project volunteers will have a positive impact on our society: people of all ages will participate in free IT classes and apply the knowledge gained in them in their daily and / or work environment. In addition, various events aimed at young people will stimulate the desire to share knowledge, take an interest in innovation, and dispel existing stereotypes about computer science.
The CS4ALL or "Computer Science for All" project aim is to help young people (14-25 years old) to "break down" stereotypes about information technology and its opportunities and to start consciously developing their computer literacy competencies. We want to reduce the proportion of people who associate IT only with programming and mathematics, thus bridging the gap between self-knowledge and digital literacy. We believe that the attitudes of those around us towards the involvement of women in the IT labor market also need to change. Also, young girls must not underestimate their potential and begin to take an equal look at this important and promising area. We want as many people as possible to no longer see computer science as a boring realm of people with only a lack of social skills, which, on the contrary, encourages people's creativity, entrepreneurship, initiative and ability to work in a team. We aim to spread myths, facts and positive information through a social communication campaign in the virtual space, in the media and during meetings and conferences in ten cities and towns of Lithuanian regions. We want to reach the young people who suffer most from a lack of information or the flow of false information.
The aim of the project is to discuss technological development relevant to young people in ten Lithuanian regions according to the specialization directions established by the regional development councils. In each county, initiative groups are formed, which will consist of publicly selected young people, entrepreneurs, education and government representatives (focusing on members of youth councils). These steering groups have developed a technology development theme in each region's specialization, involving the involvement and expression of young people. It is for this reason that the idea arose to design and implement this project, the main theme of which is to involve young people in the formation of political topics through non-formal education together with local business, education and government, thus ensuring a successful future and cooperation with local and national authorities. The aim of the project is for young people to discuss with politicians at the regional level, to learn about the possibility of participating in policy-making and to gain a lot of useful information and practical skills on various topics.