Swedish here and there: Swedish for immigrants with immersive learning
|KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLAN - Skolan för elektro- och systemteknik
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 500 000
|April 2016 - January 2017
|Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation
Purpose and goal
The aim of the project is to use mobile communications and data analysis for increased efficiency of teaching Swedish for Immigrants (SFI) and Swedish for asylum seekers. The solutions enable immersive language learning, and provide support for integration. Scheduled instruction is supplemented by independent studies outside the classroom; the system gives individualized feedback to students and promotes effectiveness of the teacher-led instruction. Ten performance targets were set for step 1 of which seven are met and the remaining three are started but not fully addressed.
Expected results and effects
We will develop a platform with the applications and services that clearly meet the pressing needs in the SFI education and integration into the Swedish society. We have obtained these needs from teachers, students and training organizers. We involve more women in the project for step 2. We extend collaboration with our project partners and the companies and organizations that we had contact with during step 1. We have specified five test environments for immersive learning in step 2 of the project.
Planned approach and implementation
We have held four one-day workshops in accordance with the project plan. A workshop was held at AlphaCE with SFI students and teachers. Additional workshop on data analysis and support for follow-up of students and education held with Scoolia, AlphaCE and Gavagai. Individual meetings with the City of Västerås, Stockholm County Council, the Nobel Museum, Scoolia, SICS and Gavagai. Meeting with responsibility for asylum in Folkuniversitetet. Final seminar on 22 November with project partners and participants in the reference group for step 2 and other contacts we have established.