In September 2018, a second intermediate evaluation of the TICKLE environment was carried out at…
TICKLE is an interdisciplinary research project of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel focused on the development of persuasive ICT tools for dealing with the problem of school burnouts.
TICKLE aims to exploit the benefits of Web 2.0 and Mobile technologies in combination with persuasive and location-based technologies to blur formal and informal learning activities. This way, the research team hopes to increase youngsters’ engagement and motivation to become lifelong learners. By doing so, TICKLE will contribute to reducing the risk of school burnout, and ultimately school dropout itself.
The department of Computer Science and the department of Educational Science of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel will join forces to develop of a range of innovative ICT tools to stimulate youngsters’ interest to learn. The tools will be accompanied by: an adaptive delivery functionality that allows for a personalized delivery of content and activities on mobile devices; an authoring environment to allow supervisors to manage and schedule personalized learning activities for youngsters; a learning analytics module to gather learning data for monitoring and evaluating the learner’s behavior and automatically tailoring the delivery of content and activities to the youngster’s behavior.
TICKLE aims to develop a range of innovative tools to stimulate youngsters’ interest to learn and to study if and how these tools help to reduce school dropout.
Take advantage of mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops, , which are widely spread and immensely popular among youngsters.
Build on the popularity of social media like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, etc. which inspire millions of youngsters to share content every day.
Apply a student-centered approach for providing content and activities that tickle youngsters’ intrinsic motivation to explore and learn new things.
Providing a cost-effective and sustainable solution for inspiring at-risk students to become lifelong learners and reducing school dropouts.
Overview of the important milestones of the TICKLE project.
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In this document, we report about the state-of-the-art on research related to school burnout and early school leaving.
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Overview of our publications and press releases.
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Overview of the members participating in the research project.
Read the latest updates on the TICKLE project.
A first intermediate evaluation of the TICKLE environment took place at the Vlaamse Dienst Speelpleinwerk…
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