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Mauswiesel (Least Weasel) – Setting up a Resource and Learning Platform for Primary School Pupils

"Mauswiesel" (least weasel) shall be set up as a learning platform that, other than existing provisions of the education servers offered by individual federal states (Landesbildungsserver) that usually address teachers, directly targets the pupils themselves. As a rule, pupils from primary and special support schools will be able to use this service on their own.

Project description

The project “Mauswiesel (Least Weasel) – Setting up a nation-wide, networked resource and learning platform for primary school pupils“ aims at setting up a platform that, other than existing provisions of the education servers offered by individual federal states (Landesbildungsserver) that usually address teachers, directly targets the pupils themselves. As a rule, pupils from primary and special support schools will be able to use this service on their own. 

The project is grounded in an existing platform provided by the federal state education server of Hesse. Links and existing materials (web quests) from the Hesse education server were prepared for the age-group and graphically designed, and compiled according to a systematic and subject-didactic catalogue. Throughout the course of the project’s duration, the project partners will expand the contents of the service and harmonise its quality. A common content structure will be developed, as well as a common system for categorising the subjects, developing a child-adapted lexicon and an additional number of approximately 200 web quests. The German Education Server will provide a platform where resource data can be centrally entered, maintained and accessed. 

The project’s objective is to offer “Mauswiesel“ as a joint-venture portal of the state education servers and the German Education Server, with the option of specific configurations for the states. Such state-specific access provisions would, for instance, allow for taking regional conditions (e.g. curricula) into account, and for integrating regionally relevant content. Furthermore, the services offered by “Mauswiesel“ shall be directly customised to the corresponding provisions the federal state education servers offer for teachers. From a technical point of view,  the development of an integrated model for distributed services is intended, which may subsequently serve as a prototype for other scenarios of use, generally enabling an improved, better co-ordinated use of resources from the federal states.

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Project management

Axel Kühnlenz

Project details

State:
Completed projects
Duration:
1/2010 – 12/2013
Department: Information Center for Education
last modified Feb 03, 2014