This project had the objective of designing and testing an educational platform for environmental information, supported by geographic information technologies (GIT) and the use of common mobile devices (tablets, telephones), to be used by primary and secondary school teachers and students. This experience was focused on providing an innovative approach to the acquisition of various key skills for students, providing a real, challenging and close context to the use of learning technologies to work inside and outside the classroom the changes in the near nature through the stations, the collection and analysis of multimedia data, understanding of spatial and mathematical data, collaborative and network work, etc.
During the development of the project, different pilot experiences were carried out in participating schools in Great Britain, Denmark, Lithuania and Spain, using the tools developed by CESGA, as well as some other complementary tool to maximize the possibilities of analyzing the data obtained.
The technological solution of the PhenoloGIT project was fully developed by CESGA, and had three main parts, an application for mobile devices, available on IOS and Android, which facilitates the collection of observations by students and teachers, a map server, available through http://maps.phenologit.org, which allows the visualization and extraction of collected data, as well as an online learning and collaboration platform open to other European schools to join the experience and increase the possibilities of using this educational platform.
The project was led by the University of Plymouth. On the Galician (and Spanish) side, participants were the school CPI Multilingual O Cruce, from Cerceda (A Coruña) and Galician Supercomputing Center. The VIA University of Denmark and the Center for Information Technology in Education of the Lithuanian Ministry of Education completed the consortium.